Sunday, 12 September 2010

Speckled Wood Butterfly

I don't know if it just that I am more aware of them now, or if they are making a comeback - but a couple of years ago I hadn't even heard of speckled wood butterflies. Now I see them quite often.

Speckled wood Butterfly

This is one I found whilst exploring Sheepwalk Lake in Shepperton - one of my nearest Surrey Wildlife Trust reserves. It was a bit quiet on Friday. Lots of tufted ducks, a couple of grebes and cormorants, thousands of water striders and judging by the bites I picked a fair smattering of mosquitoes too!

Also this weekend gave the Wildlife Photography Blog site a bit of a face lift!


  1. I love being able to view even the tiny hairs upon a butterfly, always so soft to touch. This is a lovely butterfly too~

  2. Belle prise, il tenait bien la pose!

  3. They are very common Ian and have a long flight season (April to early Nov)so plenty of opportunities to watch them fluttering through dappled shady areas.


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