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First Meadow Brown takes us to 29 species in Dorset

Meadow Brown with open wings
Meadow Brown. Photo: Elaine Conlon

Elaine Conlon’s photo of a Meadow Brown at Badbury Rings on 30 May is our first record of a Meadow Brown for 2016, beating the first sighting in 2015 by a clear week. We now have 29 species which have taken to the wing in Dorset this year. Continue reading

Meadow Brown Kington Lacy

Side veiw of a Meadow Brown resting on grass

Meadow Brown. Photo: Elaine Conlon

Elaine says: “Just wanted to send this photo taken on my iPhone today via help of a selfie stick at Bradbury Rings as I think it is a first this year. It was strong-flying and stayed around us for at least five minutes. We actually thought we weren’t going to be lucky as when we walked up it was cold and windy. The wind dropped in the ditches on the south side and sun come out bringing the temperature up for a while and happy days along came the Meadow Brown.”

She definitely gets a brownie point for the first record sent to us this year! Last year’s earliest reported to the website was 6 June and this was taken on 30 May.