An orange and brown butterfly resting on a green leaf

Gatekeeper. Photo: Shona Refoy

An orange and brown butterfly resting on a green leaf

Gatekeeper. Photo: Shona Refoy

Two photos sent in by Shona telling us:

I was surprised to see this fairly fresh female Gatekeeper at Ulwell earlier today, 21/09/2020. She was flying around with a Speckled Wood, and I assumed her to be another Speckled Wood until she landed! I managed to snatch a few photos before having to get out of the way of some people coming up the path which she was beside. 

On my previous visit to Ulwell and Ballard Down on 01/09/2020 I saw no Gatekeepers at all.

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