Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Butterflies of Kingsdown

I was surprised the other day whilst at Kingsdown watching the Long tailed Blues how many other butterflies were still on the wing. I had assumed that most would have gone over by now but it was nice to see c10 Adonis Blue, c4 Chalkhill Blue, c10 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Small Copper, 1 Brimstone, 3 Speckled Wood and a few Small and Large White just about flying about. As the sun was shining I took a few shots as ever with some pleasing results. 

 Adonis Blue


Small Copper

I met Tony Morris on site who pointed out a couple of gardens which had hundreds, if not thousands of tiny Autumn Lady's - tresses, a member of the Orchid family. I have never seen these before and grabbed a couple of shots for the record.

Autumn Lady's tresses


  1. Those flutters look in good nick Marc, this years good weather must really have bolstered their numbers, after the very poor year they had last year.

  2. The Butterflies are quite outstanding, beautiful Marc

  3. Stunning pics Mate, you have done really well with the flutters this year.