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.
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!