East Sussex is blessed with a great variety of natural habitat, from the heathland of Ashdown Forest to the coastal levels of Pevensey and Rye, not to mention the chalk grassland of the South Downs and the semi-ancient woodlands of the Weald.
At the tail end of the season, I am drawn more and more to the flats of Rye and Pevensey where insect activity can continue into November in good weather. Nearing the end of October on Pevensey Levels, a Comma (Polygonia c-album) was found roosting on a dead tree stump and I watched a female Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) laying her eggs on grass blades.
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) (ova on grass sp.)