It was only a few years ago that I realised that every day I had been travelling past East Blean Woods on my way to work and that this place was home to one of Britain's rarest butterflies, the Heath Fritillary. Since this discovery I have made numerous visits from late May to July to watch to watch these fascinating insects and as the years have gone by, tried to improve on photographing them. Last year saw excellent numbers around the car park area where after work in the late afternoon sunshine I remember seeing hundreds flying together allowing many photographic opportunities. It was quite some sight seeing the floor alive with them but if you arrived when it was cloudy, you could be unaware that they were even present. With May fast approaching I thought I would post a few appertisers of one of my favourite butterflies. If you have never been before and you live within driving distance, pencil a date in the diary and make a visit. If the weather is on your side, I'm sure you will be in for a treat! I know I will be back there this year looking for 'that' shot and enjoying this rare butterfly on my doorstep.