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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Five-spot Burnet moth, Zygaena trifolii, at Denbies Hillside yesterday on a walk from Denbies Wine Estate.

Perhaps a dozen or so Five-spot Burnet moths, Zygaena trifolii were being tossed around on a colourful hawthorn bush at Denbies Hillside yesterday on the North Downs of Surrey.
 This is the bush with views of Dorking looking eastwards.

Five-spot Burnet moth, Zygaena trifoli

Five-spot Burnet moth, Zygaena trifoli

 After lunch at Denbies Wine Estate we set off under grey skies on the sloping road which joins the North Downs Way in the woods.  Later, passing St Barnabas' Church you soon reach the National Trust Denbies Hillside, where the moths were flying.  See  also more of this church and posts from previous walks by scrolling down from this link,

Returning past the site of an old fort look out for the face in the tree.  Click any picture to expand.

Most of the showers missed us and the sun was shining as we returned from this lovely stroll.

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