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Brown and Orange Butterfly showing white lines across bottom of underwings

Brown Hairstreak. Photo: Mike Kirby

greenish butterfly with heavy markings and spots

Silver-washed Fritillary, Valesina. Photo: Mike Kirby

Mike has submitted our first Brown Hairstreak of the year for the gallery. He visited Alners Gorse on 20/07/19 and says he  and his wife had a red letter day there, as not only did he find this butterfly but after many years of searching, he also found a  Silver-washed Fritillary, Valesina, f. form.

Whilst eating their lunch before their walk, they also completed a Big Butterfly Count, which is running until 12th August.