Dorset

by Christian Moss August. 25, 2018 774 views
Wall Lizard.

Wall Lizard.

A wonderful two weeks away spent on the Jurassic coast.

Common Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue - Portland.

West Dorset Berus

West Dorset Berus

Big female seen on the coastal path.

So very different to finding reptiles in woodland.

Portland on the horizon.

Portland on the horizon.

Portland on the horizon.

Chalkhill Blues

Chalkhill Blues

Portland Chalkhill Blues.

 Wall Lizard

Wall Lizard

Isle of Portland - Cheyne Weare population

These reptiles seem to be the oyensis / muralis subspecies with no green backed individuals. They look very much like those which are native on Jersey & northern France.

Clouded Yellow.

Clouded Yellow.

If I'm lucky I see this butterfly once or twice a year on the patch. To see quite a few in one day and get photographs was fantastic.

A couple of days earlier a Queen of Spain Fritillary was seen.

Privet hawk-moth caterpillar.

Privet hawk-moth caterpillar.

Privet hawk-moth caterpillar.

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Chalk Hill Blue.

Chalk Hill Blue.

My main aim was to find the Lulworth Skipper whilst in Dorset. I failed miserably. I did see good numbers of Chalkhill Blues, Graylings & Wall.

Wall Lizard

Wall Lizard

Abbotsbury wall lizard.

It was first recorded here as an introduced species way back in 1890 and it continues to thrive today. It may only be second to the Ventnor colony on the Isle-of-Wight in terms of age established.

View from the coastal path - Jurassic coast.

View from the coastal path - Jurassic coast.

View from the coastal path - Jurassic coast.

Wall Lizard

Wall Lizard

Chalkhill blue

Chalkhill blue

Cheyne Weare Wall Lizard

Cheyne Weare Wall Lizard

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Cheyne Weare Wall Lizard

Cheyne Weare Wall Lizard

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Christopher Moss 1 year, 2 months ago

Nice pictures from a beautiful spot. Love it!

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 year, 2 months ago

Fabulous series, as always, Christian! Your offerings are always top-notch and fascinating!

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