A Peacock butterfly photographed in the spring sunshine by Paul Cobb whilst on his walk down to the river Stour near Northbourne on 09/03/2017.
A Comma butterfly heralding Spring along with the Daffodils, Primroses and two Peacock butterflies in Brian Arnold’s garden near Harman’s Cross on 13/03/2017.
A late flying Small White butterfly at Osmington Bay on 10/10/2016, thanks to Elaine Conlon once again for sending in her photographs.
A Comma butterfly photographed by Paul Cobb whilst on his walk down to the river Stour near Northbourne on 09/03/2017.
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This gorgeous photograph was taken at Kingston Lacy on 02/03/2017, sent to us by Jo Stephen. We hope it brightens your day as much as it does ours!
Can you spot it? Even at a distance, the distinctive shape and yellow colouring of the Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) butterfly make it fairly easy to identify from most other british butterflies. Thanks to Diana Jones and Martin Clark who spotted the butterfly in St John’s Church in Wimborne on 18/02/2017.
Thanks to Elaine for sending in this image as part of our ‘failed shots’ series – Elaine’s husband, Pete, had a close encounter with a large skipper that landed on his hand but unfortunately Elaine was not quick enough to grab the pic before the butterfly took flight leaving Pete with nothing but an empty space for the photo! Not deterred, Elaine goes on to say “we’ve laughed many times about this that we took on a sunny August day“.
A nest of Marsh Fritillary larvae soaking up the sunshine at Hog Cliff near the A37 on 15/02/2017 “when the sun finally came out!” says Dave Law.
An “immaculate” Red Admiral sunbathing in brilliant sunshine near Duncliff Wood on 07/02/2017.