Female Brimstone, Castor Hanglands NNRMale Brown Argus, Castor Hanglands NNR Peacock, Castor Hanglands NNR These two shots show a female feeding on sap near an old cut off branch on the ‘master oak’. I saw at least three Purple Emperors feeding in t…
Ural Owl, Hokkaido, japan, January 2018
ChiffchaffCommaFemale Purple HairstreakNarrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
White AdmiralPurple EmperorPurple HairstreakSilver-washed Fritillaries
Adult and two begging youngsters
All these photographs were taken at Barnack Hills and Holes, where there exceptional numbers of these beautiful butterflies. The second photo was a butterfly that perched on the roof of my car just as I was about to leave!
This is the first time I have seen this beautiful butterfly at this site. It has always seemed the best site in the Peterborough area for a colonisation, being wonderful limestone flower meadows, reminding me a bit of the chalky downland habitat of my …