The warm weather is bringing out the butterflies with a Holly Blue in the Lighthouse Garden of note along with at least six Grizzled Skippers, two Green-veined Whites and two Red Admirals.
|Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Dungeness 7th May 2016|
Three Porpoise and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.
I rarely come across newts in the recording area but I have been seeing the odd one recently in the still flooded temporary pools to the south side of the trapping area. Today though I was surprised to see at least 12 Smooth Newts Triturus vulgaris in the pools including several males in breeding colours.
|Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris Dungeness 7th May 2016|