An orange and brown butterfly nectaring on a yellow flower

Gatekeeper. Photo: Rex Bale

This photo sent in by Rex with the following comments illustrates very well where we are now in the butterfly calendar:

Gatekeeper hanging on well as it’s almost September, though this female feeding on fleabane on Kinson Common is looking the worse for wear. This species peaked on the Common (my transect) on 07/08/2020 with 42 recorded.

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