Sue came along this morning to Southwater. It was overcast initially so not many butterflies on the wing, but the clear skies followed and the butterfly fest started. We saw three Purple Emperors flying around the canopy of the main tree at the end of the path, plus some Purple Hairstreaks.
Female Silver-washed Fritillary above and below
Male Silver-washed Fritillary
Comma (and top)
Meadow Browns were opening up
A Green-veined White, Ringlets and Large Skippers were also seen