Thursday, 7 May 2015

Chasing Dukes between Showers

Ivinghoe Beacon: Sunshine, showers and sock-drenching rain but third time lucky with the Dukes this week. There were at least 5 fluttering about the Hawthorn and Brambles this morning, along with plenty of Dingy Skippers and a few Green Hairstreaks. Nice to see my first Burnet Companion moth of the year too.

Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina), Ivinghoe Beacon, 7 May 2015

Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina), Ivinghoe Beacon, 7 May 2015

Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina), Ivinghoe Beacon, 7 May 2015

Then, on to Dockey Wood. Bluebell heaven. The contrast between the zesty lime of the Beech leaves and the heady, deep purple-blue of the Bluebells was incredibly beautiful. One snap definitely doesn't do it justice!


All out of energy (butterflies can be exhausting little blighters!), so that's it for today...

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