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Wow what a great month!  This bumper edition with loads of sightings includes more than usual moths and butterflies. It was a really good month for our rare breeding butterflies at several sites, the most significant being good news about the now famous Duke of Burgundys, with new naturally colonised new breeding sites and bigger numbers!  Several rare migrant moths were recorded, included the fabulously named Purple Cloud, a second record for Yorkshire at Spurn.  On the bird front, the Lower Derwent Valley scored with some great Corncrake news, and a rush of migrants late in the month included lots of scarce birds at Spurn and Flamborough.  For lots more wildlife news, read the full article by Richard Baines of Yorkshire Coast Nature.

Photos clockwise from top left: Rosy Starling by John Harwood, Scorched Wing by Allan Rodda and Duke of Burgundy butterflies by Lindsey Bowes.

(30th May 2018)