Today, despite the odd shower of rain, was great for Large Blue sightings! Around 2pm today, when the sun was shining down on Collard Hill, I recorded 15 sightings of Large Blue butterflies in the space of an hour all on the Eastern Glade (a steep hill, which is usually a warmer part of the site as it is sheltered from wind). I also met some lovely visitors today and am looking forward to seeing their images from today.
I managed to snap a Painted Lady today; these butterflies are long-distance migrants. They spread northwards from North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Such a long distance, for a small and fragile butterfly, absolutely amazing!
I have another challenge for you all; can you help identify these fungi found on Collard Hill?
More information on Painted Ladies and other UK butterflies can be found at the link below: