Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Hills are Alive with Butterflies

We went to Tyneham today, it was a beautiful sunny day which was unexpected as the weather forcast was not promising.  The walk on the hill to Flower's Barrow, an Iron Age hillfort, was ablaze with the Gorse with it's scent filling the air and where we found the Green Hairstreak butterflies.  We saw loads of the Wall butterfly, and found a male & female Adonis Blue. 

Thrift on the edge of the cliff, looking towards Lulworth.

Difficult to capture the yellow of the Gorse against the blue of the sea and the sky.  It was glorious, along the hill from Tyneham village to the Flower's Barrow.  Surprisingly there was a few Bluebells on this hill.  You tend to think Bluebells as a woodland flower but I see them everywhere, the English Bluebell, including along the cliff top.


Roy Norris said...

Lovely shot of the Green Hairstreak Lyn.
I do feel homesick nearly every time I read your blog.
I have walked up that path over the hill from Lulworth to Durdle Door quite a few times.

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Roy.

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a heavenly place and your Green Hairstreak shot is quite wonderful.

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou David

Richard Pegler said...

It looks like you've had far better weather down there than we had up in Scotland for the past week or so (recently got back - hence the late comment).

Super images, Linda - and that Green Hairstreak image makes me quite envious!

Best wishes - - - Richard

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Richard