I thought I'd get the photos on here more or less straight away rather than add them to the immense backlog of photos I have waiting on the hard drive. I really must try and get on top of it but with the pleasant weather at the moment I'm too busy out seeing stuff. Perhaps this will be the start of more regular blogging from now on.... or perhaps not.
The beautiful array of wildflowers at Alners Gorse including a new species for me in the form of
Pepper Saxifrage - Silaum silaus
Silver-washed Fritillary form Valesina - Argynnis paphia
Male Brown Hairstreak superbly camouflaged on Lime looking like just another dead bract.
Female feeding on honeydew from surface of leaf.
And from an acorn...
And a twig...
Brown Hairstreak - Thecla betula
Brimstone - Gonepteryx rhamni
Small Skipper - Thymelicus sylvestris