Butterfly Bonanza

August 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm


After some very poor summers for Butterflies this year has been absolutely perfect with long periods of sunshine and heat. Whilst walking through the Caledonian pines in Speyside a few weeks ago a shaft of light attracted over a dozen Scotch Argus butterflies and I stood there with them all flitting around my head! Closer to home in the Pennines I had more than twenty Wall Browns in one locality together plus Peacocks, Green Veined and even a Painted Lady. Click here
The first clear signs of Autumn have been twenty Mistle Thrushes feeding on Rowans and a Kingfisher back fishing on our local canal.