I then walked through All Saints- more elm and bramble habitat for hairstreaks- up to East Hill and through the Country Park to Fairlight.
Ecclesbourne Meadow is looking good, with a fine display of Meadow Vetchling and the white domed heads of Wild Carrot. These are always good for insects, and I noticed quite a few green Lacewings on these. There are about 14 species of green Lacewings, the commonest being Chrysoperia carnea, the one that hibernates in houses. Identification is based on small features including the vein pattern, I can’t make this out as both wings are overlapping.
Rather easier to identify was a splendid Marbled White butterfly near Barn Pond, a country park first for me. Notable by their absence were the distinctive caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth, I checked all the Ragwort plants I passed for these, but saw none.