Officially it was the last day of Spring, but the temperatures and sunshine made it the first day of my Summer.

And this was a day of firsts………the first ever sighting for me of a Dingy Skipper Butterfly:dingy skipper UK butterfly

Also my first sighting of both a male and a female Broad-bodied chaser dragonflies whirling around together overhead, and then returning to the same (though as yet separate) perches:blue male broad-bodied chaser dragonfly

Broad-bodied chaser (female) at Myers Allotment

Also saw my first Brimstone of the year:Brimstone

And lay on the grass for the first time this year watching a Common Blue, probably my favourite butterfly:male common blue butterfly on fern

The second day of summer????……..bring it on. I’m ready.


twintoo01 · 4 June 2014 at 18:15

I don’t know why they call them “dingy” they are lovely butterflies, Helen

Anonymous · 3 June 2014 at 20:32

Lovely set of photos . Great to be summer

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