Malcolm helped out at our butterfly identification day and found himself in competition for taking this photo, which give a great idea of how small the butterfly is. He reports the butterfly was exceptionally docile and remained for a long time, to the benefit of all the students.
Adrian took these lovely shots at Cerne Giant Hill on Saturday 29/04/2017. He commented that this is the earliest he has ever seen them out.
The second photo above might be the same butterfly as the one taken by Mark Pike a little further down this page, but we thought it worth showing it to agree with Brian’s point that it could be confused with the Marsh Fritillary at a glance. Both photos taken at Cerne Giant Hill on 30 May.
I went on the Dorset butterfly walk this Sunday 15th May at Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas and these photos were two of the highlights. A mating pair of Duke of Burgundy and a Grizzled and Dingy Skipper posing together.
One of Britain’s most rapidly declining butterflies is in trouble, right here on our doorstep. Continue reading
Another superb shot of a Duke of Burgundy. Photographed near Cerne Abbas on the 17/05/15.
A wonderful photograph showing a mating pair of Duke of Burgundies near Cerne Abbas on 16/05/15.
On 17 May butterfly enthusiasts travelled from across Dorset as well as from Devon and London to join a guided walk over the ancient chalk downland above Cerne Abbas. They were rewarded with the sighting of eighteen species, one of the most significant of which was the Duke of Burgundy Continue reading
Taken at Giants Hill (Cerne Abbas) on 19/05/2015)
Love this butterfly as it lets you get in close, beautiful colour too.