A red butterfly with black, blue, brown and creamy white markings resting on the ground

Peacock. Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian sent in this photo telling us:

At last! My first sightings of butterflies in 2021. Today, 26/02/2021 we walked near Bloxworth to see all the snowdrops, but the fine weather brought out 3 Brimstone, 2 Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell. This is my first butterfly photo of the year – a Peacock!! Hopefully many more sightings to come during the next few days of warm sunny weather. The Small Tortoiseshell settled briefly on a snowdrop but unfortunately it flew before I could take a photo – what a great photo that would have made,

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