Took a drive over to Foxley Wood this morning. My first visit for a couple of years and the furthest I’ve been this year thanks to lockdown. It was a cool start but unbroken sun and this was enough to stir a few butterflies into action. Cold weather forecast for later this week so it’s still stop/start.
Several Brimstones were patrolling the woodland rides and were civil enough to stop and nectar on dandelions allowing me the chance to photograph them.
A couple of Orange Tips passed through, not stopping, but a larger white butterfly caught my eye. It was a female Large White and had probably only emerged from it’s chrysalis this morning.
Back home and Mrs H was quite excited to show me something in the garden. There was a newly emerged female Holly Blue on the patio. We put her in a flower container to keep her out of the way. Sad to say after a few hours the wings were still not fully inflated. Such is nature but I’m sure there will be many more.