15 Sightings in an Hour!

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!

Painted Lady.JPG

Painted Lady

I have another challenge for you all; can you help identify these fungi found on Collard Hill?

Fungi

Fungus 1

Fungus

Fungus 2

Fungus.jpg

Fungus 3 (or Wild Flower?)

Abbi

More information on Painted Ladies and other UK butterflies can be found at the link below:
http://butterfly-conservation.org/679-849/painted-lady.html

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