Marsh Fritillaries Lydlinch

Two Marsh Fritillaries, each on a different orchid flower

Marsh Fritillaries. Photo: Charles Williams

Charles says: “Lydlinch common has an abundance of orchids at the moment and the Marsh Fritillaries are obviously happy to take a well earned rest on these beautiful plants. Photo taken on 4th June late afternoon.”

Lydlinch Common is in North Dorset, and together with other local sites hosts a very important number of this declining butterfly. Since 1976 we have seen a 79% decline in its occurence nationally.

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