Had a great day out at Martin Down nature reserve, I got my Orange Tip butterfly and the Green Hairstreak butterfly:-) We took a trip to the reserve in hopes of finding the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, I think it maybe another week or so before we see these. But we had a great time with the Green Hairstreak butterfly, it is the first time we have seen these. We then went to the Cranborne garden centre for our tea and cake, and afterwards we went for another walk in the woods in Edmondsham, where the Bluebells are brilliant now and their colour is intense.
My first capture of the Orange tip butterfly
The green jewel amongst the yellow Gorse, the Green Hairstreak butterfly. My OH is great at spotting things, I seem to walk around in a dream, he sharper than me when it comes to spotting the butterflies.
A closer view of the Green Hairstreak
When the sunlight catches their wings, they shimmer.
These are the males of the Green Hairstreak butterfly, there was at least three and they were doing a bit of squabbling.
Different shades of green
We had to have our fix of Bluebells. These Bluebells are reaching their best, their colour is very intense.