View of black and reddish butterfly with white wing markings nectaring on Ivy flower.

Red Admiral. Photo: Shona Refoy

View of black and reddish butterfly with white wing markings resting on the photographers blue trousers.

Red Admiral. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona sent us these photos of a Red Admiral which she took at Ulwell yesterday, 22/10/2019.  The first photo shows it nectaring on Ivy and looking rather lovely against the blue sky.  When it had finished Shona told us it flew away a short distance, then flew straight back towards her and sat on her leg for a little while. She added that It’s not the first time that a Red Admiral has sat on her but it is the first time she has managed to get a photo!

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