Seen a couple of days ago at Arbor Low, Derbyshire. One of the most beautiful butterflies, I think. I’ve only seen a few this year, sadly.
A small tortoiseshell seen at Gib Hill (ancient burial mound) yesterday. Beautiful, glowing colours.
I’ve realised with a shock how long it is since I last wrote anything on here. So I’m planning to make amends, and dip my toes back in the water, by posting pictures of some of the wildlife I’ve seen this summer. Starting with a ringlet butterfly. I’d never seen one before, although I don’t think they are uncommon, so I was very excited!
Not one of my better photographs, it’s true, but it amused me when I found I could actually see the orange tip butterfly I’d pointed my camera at in desperation. Orange tip butterflies are, for me, a sign that spring has well and truly arrived and that summer is on its way. I look out for them every year. On this occasion, it didn’t work out – until I spotted this one! He was half way down a relatively steep bank of tangled vegetation, and over a wall to boot!
I pointed, I shot, I laughed at myself. The only orange tip I’d seen all day; I was on my way home and he was so out of reach. Such is life!
Hope you enjoy my butterfly version of ‘Where’s Wally?’