I have become minorly obsessed by the number and range – and beauty – of the butterflies which come out to bask in the hedges and gorse on the track down to the river.
Most of them are, as yesterday, Meadow Browns:-
But there was a beautiful Red Admiral which liked the whiteness of Romilly’s dress:-
The third species is different – brown and yellow wings. I assume a Speckled Wood:-
Then there was one I couldn’t get close to, but spotted on the wall:-
I tried to cheat by reducing the size of the photograph, but it just pixelates. I think it’s a Peacock. Lastly, a Cabbage White. I know it’s dead common, but I’m still pleased to have found five species in half an hour, just by walking down to the river:-