View of a green butterfly resting on the ground by a green plant

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Wren Franklin

Being the only British butterfly with a green underside to the wings can make it difficult to spot amongst the spring foliage but Wren found and photographed this early one (his first this year) at the private Ryewater Nursery in North Dorset on 08/04/2020.

This was seen 7 days earlier than the first one reported to the Dorset BC website last year which was on 15/04/2019.

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