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Butterflies

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

In the warm sun the butterflies appear.  Brimstone butterflies are quite flighty and trying to take a photograph can prove interesting, but I was lucky enough to find one feeding.

Speckled Wood numbers were low at the beginning of the spring and summer but their numbers have increased in recent weeks and they can be seen flying in any sunny glade around the reserve.  They come to rest on vegetation, in the warm sunshine.

Two year ago Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were hard to find but last year sightings increased and this year there are not many days when you don't see them flying around.

Painted Lady butterflies are migrants from the continent.  Some years there is an influx of these butterflies and last summer they were all over the reserve, but not a one this year.


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