Thursday, 7 July 2011

Silverdale – Butterflies and Beetles


A glorious visit to one of the more regular haunts – Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve on the hottest day of the year. Whilst the south was sweltering up here it was just hot and with the morning’s showers very muggy.

High Brown Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary on Thyme


Ringlet – one of many flying around the meadows along with hundreds of horseflies

Longhorn Beetle

Longhorn Beetle – couldn’t really be called anything else.

Common Blue's mating

A pair of Common Blues.

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