Male Silver-spotted Skipper
The silver spots are on the olive-green underside, just about visible here.
They spend a lot of time basking on bare soil trying to keep warm
The Adonis Blues were surprisingly shy, not being inclined to open their wings much at all. I presume it was the breezy conditions. This is the best view of the gorgeous blue wings I managed to see.
Fontmell Down and Harebells
Fontmell Down and Hoary Plantain, menacing clouds rolling in put paid to any more butterfly sightings.
Hoary Plantain, a very attractive flower close up I think. A pretty colour anyway.
The exquisite orchid Autumn Ladies Tresses were just coming into bloom too.
Covered in small hairs they look almost 'frosted' close up.