Large Skippers were in good numbers enjoying the vast numbers of Marsh Thistles on site.
Spear Thsitles were also along the ride but no Painted Lady I'm afraid.
Wherever there are large there is almost certainly going to be Small Skippers and there were no exceptions today.
Ringlets basked with wings open when the sun was in but were soon off the moment it came out again.
Male and female Meadow Browns were also busy feeding from the plentiful supply of Blackberry blossom
As was a lone Green-veined White that was so twitchy I was able to take this shot only before is was away into the forest
Everyone's favourite the White Admiral was seen in good numbers gliding in the Oaks one minute and down for a drink the next. What a magnificent butterfly this really is.
Not far behind the White Admiral in the favourite stakes this time of year must be the Comma
No matter which side you view it from.
There was a single Marbled White in the Straits Inclosure today but this one was taken at Odiham Common on my way home.
Finally from the Straits Inclosure and for the coleopterists among you I'm sure I dont have to tell you its the Spotted Longhorn Beetle Leptura maculata.
A lovely summers viewing of the butterflies,beetles and lizard that can be found up here,or down there, in North-east Hampshire.
Firstly a possible Lesser Cream Wave that certainly fits the damp meadow that this species enjoy the most.
This little beauty the Yarrow Plume Platyptilia pallidactyla is always a pleasure to find as it seems to deny the flight manual and look at those legs.
Looks even more strange from behind but have you seen one from the side? Let me put you out of your misery!!! What do you think of this then,like a monster from the lost lagoon!!!
Last but not least I found a Common Lizard by the car summing up the day nicely by enjoying a little bit of heat.
A wonderful day!!