Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Chedworth

Monday 25th April 2011

I was very excited to find a superb Pearl-bordered Fritillary at Chedworth Nature Reserve this afternoon, at the same site as my discovery last May. This was a prestine specimen, but took some time to photograph as it was quite actove, but eventually settled to nectar on Bugle (photos above and below).

Other butterflies included my first Dingy Skippers of the year (below), two or three, and a Comma, a Peacock and three Brimstones. Also a Slow Worm.

Slow Worm - this was all I saw of it as I didn't wish to disturb it:

A carpet of Bluebells in the woods:


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