A Painted Lady with a bee on Knapweed

Painted Lady with Bee. Photo: Mel Bray

Orange , BLack, white and Yellow Butterfly nectaring on Scabious

Small Tortoiseshell. Photo: Mel Bray

Two stunning butterflies, captured on camera by Mel at Badbury Rings on 9/07/19. Painted Ladies are being seen in great numbers this year, in the UK and even higher numbers in Europe. The Small Tortoiseshell seems to be having a better year but is still a butterfly in steep decline sadly.

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