25th July 2012
As the hot weather continues I decided to wander along to Mousehold Heath to look for butterflies. There was no sign of the hoped-for White Admiral, but I did find a few Purple Hairstreaks and lots of commoner species. Several dragonflies were around too, including the male Emperor pictured below. My secondary target was Stripe-winged Grasshopper, only recently refound at Mousehold having previously been confined to the Brecks. Orthoptera is not my strong point, but I did manage to find some in the clearing just north of Zaks.