Those cheeky butterflies!

Good morning all,

What a beautiful day we had up at Collard yesterday- the sun was out most of the day and I met lots of keen and lovely visitors to share my Large Blue hunt with. Unfortunately, the recurring strong winds didn’t create the ideal conditions for us, so I carried out my morning and afternoon transects recording a striking Small Tortoiseshell in the pine tree woods (the ‘Quarry’) and a few of my favourite Common Blues.

BUT, at half 3, as soon as I finished my afternoon transect, the wind decided to die down, creating the perfect t-shirt weather in the sheltered areas. So, I sat in the Eastern Glade with my binoculars and tah da! I was treated to four sightings of our mischievous Large Blues darting across the top and bottom of the slope, occasionally landing on some Wild Thyme and other pink/ purple flowers.

I managed to snap a few quick photos of this one before it took off again; they were very active.

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A great Wild Thyme resource with a matrix of opened and semi- opened flowers.

Luckily, it looks like the weather is holding out today, as well, and I look forward to seeing many more friendly faces this weekend.

-Gabrielle

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One thought on “Those cheeky butterflies!

  1. Well done Gabrielle, delighted that Large the Large blue numbers are beginning to grow and great photos, keep up with the good work!

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