Saturday, 25 July 2009

Graffham Down – Butterfly heaven

This beautiful summer day was ideal for a butterfly walk with Neil Hulme courtesy of our guide from the Graffham Down Trust near Petworth. This wonderful piece of downland has resulted from much hard work from the trust volunteers over ten years. The result was butterflies everywhere, including a Purple Emperor flying high in the firs. Neil advised this was the highest above sea level they have been recorded. I managed photos of Brimstone, Comma, Common Blue, including a female, Large Skipper, Marbled white, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Green-veined white, Large White, Small Purple & Gold moth.

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