Bolton Percy

Station YWT

Tadcaster

Site Details:

Recorders: Sarah Mawby +Sam Watson Walk Time approx 40mins

This tiny site is consists of the old station platform and surrounding track bed of ballast and chalk are are favourites with Common Blue and other grassland species species including Small Heath. The platform has overgrown with shrub along with surrounding overgrown Hedgerows and the open mosaic of yard area has been badly damaged by railway operations . Wall Brown used to be common and Dingy Skipper was seen but not in recent years.

The Vannesids very much favour the tall herbs of S1 bordering the field while Speckled Woods prefer the trackside woodland of S4+5. S4 is also a favourite for Gatekeepers, Holy Blue Meadow Browns and Orange tips. Common Blue prefers the open area of S1

Results: 2020

Transect reports 2020

Although overall number stayed about the same there were more loosers than winners. Loosers were in particlar Common Blue and Holy Blue but also Peacock ,Small Heath and Speckled woods were down. In contarast Gatekeepers were way up and the boom in Small Tortoiseshells was seen here as well along with gains in the Whites