four blue butterflies gathered around a stone as if having a chat

Chalkhill Blues. Photo: Mark Pike

brown and cream heavily patterned butterfly resting on a stone

Grayling. Photo: Mark Pike

When Mike visited Portland on 21/07/19 he witnessed these Chalkhill Blues having a party! They certainly look like they are enjoying the drinks, in this instance minerals from the small rock they have alighted on.

The Grayling is showing well against the grey Portland stone, usually they are the masters of camouflage when found on dry stony tracks,their favoured habitat.

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