View of a golden brown butterfly resting on a plant stem

Essex Skipper. Photo: Mark Pike

Brown butterfly with some white spots and white fringe to the wings resting on a green plant

Ringlet ab. arete. Photo: Mark Pike

Two photos sent in by Mark with the following comments:

Despite the stiff breeze and overcast conditions there were plenty of butterflies to be seen in Motcombe Meadows this afternoon 20/6/20 – these two were both very fresh, an Essex Skipper and a Ringlet ab. arete, a ringless Ringlet!

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