Shona has been reviewing the many butterfly photos she took in 2020 and has just sent us these two with the following comments:
As we’re all looking forward to the start of the next butterfly season, here’s one from near the end of last season.
I saw this male Silver-spotted Skipper at Fontmell Down on 11/08/2020. He flew straight past my head and settled on this Hawthorn. He stayed there until I had taken photos from every angle I could think of, then off he went! The temperature at the time was about 30 C, which is hard to imagine now!