|Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines|
I have been enjoying the early emergence of butterflies. On March 30 and 31 I visited a new site, North Stoke, where Neil Hulme had photographed a Large Tortoiseshell two days before. As this butterfly is officially extinct in the U.K. this has generated excitement in the local butterfly community and I met friends who have also been tempted to this local site.
There were plenty of Orange-tips, the heralds of Spring, and Green-veined Whites.
|Dark-edged Bee-fly, Bombylius major|
|Green-veined White, Pieris napi|
|ground beetle, 25mm long|
|white Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis|
|Orange Cups, Melastiza cornubiensis|
|Orange-tip on Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis|