Butterfly season is under way here; and although not in last year’s numbers I’m pleased to see any Butterflies.
The Gatekeepers have arrived too, although so far the most I’ve seen at once is 4 and I believe mostly males – perhaps one female spotted yesterday. So far I’ve seen no Peacocks or Admirals and only one Small Tortoiseshell and a Comma twice. I’m still waiting for a small copper to arrive – but I think that’s pushing my luck!
We also had a pair of Small Skippers arrive a couple of weekends ago… None seen since though, sadly. And this one decided to sunbathe for me; just a shame it had its bum to me!
At the moment the only regulars are Gatekeepers; but I do also regularly see Whites (which rarely stay still), Meadowbrown and the odd Ringlet.
And finally for today (because I have to keep you waiting for the rest) a Green-veined White resting on the Corncockle:
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