I must have seen 400 at least but how do you count such a plethora of butterflies when there are others that one wishes to see as well?
Males outnumbered females on a ratio of about 65% to 35% but nevertheless it was wonderful seeing so many females.
Another male getting stuck in but this one forgot his table manners as the next shot shows how he really got stuck in.
I reckon he is enjoying this Self Heal and good luck to him.
The Green-veined White chose another plant
The Small Skipper was joining the band wagon as well or do I just love purple?
This is a busy time for the leps to complete their life cycle and nothing shows it clearer than this pair of Six-spot Burnets that have mated the moment the female left the cocoon,now thats real cradle snatching for you.
It was nice to see so many of these moths especially when a short visit to Odiham Common on the way home produced about four individuals,the most I have seen on the common to date, whereas normally there are hundreds.
Second brood Brimstone were on show with 2 males....
.....and a single female
I love the hairy coat and the way the tibia spurs can clearly be seen.
I hope you enjoy the report as much as I enjoyed making it.