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10Jul

The Bromley RSPB Local Group walked through Crofton Woods this morning, and in addition to hearing the birdlife and seeing the buzzard nest, despite the drizzle, we also found a newly emerged purple hairstreak butterfly gradually enlarging and drying its wings. Wonderful colour.

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23Jun

This is the time of year to keep your eyes open for speckled wood butterflies.They love Crofton & Sparrow Woods as sun dappled woodland glades are their favorite haunt. Don't look for them on flowers - they prefer honey-dew produced by aphids. They bask in sun spots with their wings half open.

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