Purnendu Roy reports that he saw the following species at East Wickham Open Space, north west of Welling town centre, on the way to the Rosemary Road allotments this week:
Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper
Green-veined White, Small White
Brown Argus, Holly Blue
Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet
He said “There was a very good quantity of Gatekeepers and Small/Essex skippers flying though the Skippers are getting quite worn now. Meadow Browns were also quite common. For the remaining species only a few or one were seen. There was also one Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen and a day flying moth typical of dry grasslands, the Dusky Sallow.