Monday, 23 July 2012
The photo quality isn't great but at least I have recorded that they are there!
The male (above) is a much brighter blue than the beautiful demoiselles. And the female is quite striking when in flight - a bright yellowish green.
I saw several males but just one female (left).
Posted by Doug Thompson at 11:01 am
Sunday, 8 July 2012
The picture right shows the pretty "stained glass" look of the underside of a marbled white.
Among the grasses were a large number of small skippers too.
The greater part of the field was alive with meadow browns, dancing around each other in flight, sometimes in groups of four or five. (Female shown left, male on right)
Over the footbridge by the stream were red admirals, each patrolling its own territory. They frequently return to the same resting place making it easier for me to prepare for a picture.(left)
Catching some sun amongst the brambles in this area were a few large skippers too.
Posted by Doug Thompson at 12:42 am
Friday, 6 July 2012
Thursday's walk provided good views of many interesting insects. This female beautiiful demoiselle posed nicely for a picture near the stream. The males were flying strongly and interacting with the butterflies. (More of the butterflies to follow.)
Posted by Doug Thompson at 10:45 pm
Where do I Walk?
Mainly in a fairly compact area on the north-east side of Steyning in West Sussex, UK.
For a map of this area see My Home Patch