Tag Archives: Corfe Castle

A browish orange butterfly with some black markings on a green leaf

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: John Woodruff

A browish orange butterfly with some black markings on a green plant stem

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: John Woodruff

Two photos from John who told us:

I took these photos this morning, 19/05/2024 down at the car park in Corfe Castle before the cloud cover rolled in.  I had 5 sightings in all during the early morning sunny period but once it became overcast that was my lot and they all disappeared.

Pine Hawk-moth. Photo: Martin Warren

Martin trapped his first hawkmoth of the season in his Corfe Castle garden on 7/05/24.

This impressive species can be seen May- early August, flying at night to feed on flowers, particularly Honeysuckle.

A golden brown butterfly resting on s green plant stem

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: Mark Pike

A golden brown butterfly perching on the head of a flower

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: Mark Pike

Two photos of Lulworth Skippers taken on 01/06/2021 and sent in by Mark – he told us that he saw eight of them on a grassy bank in the National Trust car park at Corfe Castle.

Orange butterfly with black markings resting in foliage

Small Copper. Photo: Jeremy Oakes

Jeremy sent us this photo of a Small Copper he saw yesterday, 20/07/2020 on Halves Fields in Corfe Castle.  It is a butterfly readily identified by its brightly burnished copper forewings with black margins and spots. The hindwings are dark with black-spotted copper margins.

View of a golden brown butterfly nectaring on a yellow flower

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: John Woodruff

View of a golden brown butterfly resting on a green plant

Lulworth Skipper. Photo: John Woodruff

John sent us these photos of Lulworth Skippers basking in the early morning sunlight at Corfe Castle on 25/05/2020.  This is the smallest and darkest of the golden Skippers and as its name suggests, is a speciality of south-east Dorset.