|Comma, Polygonia c-album|
Yesterday I walked in a local woodland and saw 3 butterfly species: 21 Brimstones - 20 males and one female which put on a wonderful aerial display with a lucky male. Also 6 Peacocks and a Comma. A buzzard soared overhead, a woodpecker drummed away and a lizard and a 7-spot ladybird crossed the path. I passed 2 pairs of dog walkers and we dutifully kept to opposite sides of the wide path. It was lovely to be out in the countryside in wonderful weather after the last month of rain, rain and more rain.
|7-spot Ladybird, Propylea 7-punctata|
|Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni|
|Brimstone nectaring on Primrose|
|Peacock, Inachis io|
|Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae|