Macro Moments: Week 1

A big thank you to Susan at Musin’ with Susan for her Macro Moments Challenge:Week 1  For my first post for this challenge I’ve chosen a shot of a Common Blue butterfly taking nectar from a Birdsfoot Trefoil flower. I hope to spend a lot of time again this summer Read more…

Throwback Thursday: White-Letter Hairstreak

Today’s digging into the archives brought up a picture of this rare butterfly, a White-Letter Hairstreak, I was lucky enough to see last year. I love the way the sticky-out bits on the edge of the lower wings make it look like it’s kicking its back legs in the air! Read more…

Butterflies ! Hooray !!

Have had to re-post this as the original version seemed to be clogging up flow of website (Don’t ask! I haven’t a clue what I mean). Got my first butterfly pictures of the year today!  Hooray! Got them….just. When we arrived at the site the butterflies hadn’t wakened up; they Read more…

In Praise of…………….Speckled Woods

Went hunting for orange-tip butterflies again today but, for third day in a row, had no luck. There were lots of Speckled Woods though and when I voiced my disappointment, as in, “Oh, it’s JUST another Speckled Wood”, I realised that these little “plain, ordinary, brown” butterflies deserve far more Read more…

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