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View of a reddish orange and black butterfly with white markings on wingtips resting on the ground.

Red Admiral. Photo: Penny Hawes

Penny was out on one of her favourite walks when she spotted this Red Admiral, the first butterfly she has seen this this year – it was sunning itself along the little woodland path to Sharford Bridge on Monday 20/01/2020.  The sunny conditions a few days ago seem to have lured a number of these out of their shelter and hiding places to take advantage of the sunshine and we hope they were able to find somewhere warm to shelter overnight from the cold frosty conditions.

View of a Green Hairstreak on a Bluebell

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Penny Hawes

Penny took this photograph on 21/05/17 at Sharford Bridge ,Hartland Moor and thought showing it in January on the gallery might lift our spirits during the winter months when it is unlikely we shall see many butterflies.

This small butterflies always rests and feeds with closed wings, and is well adapted to a variety of habitats and foodplants.

It can be seen on the wing from March- June in one brood.

 

 

Green-veined White at Sharford Bridge

Green-veined White hanging from a bluebell flower.
Green-veined White. Photo: Penny Hawes
Green-veined White hanging from a bluebell flower.

Green-veined White. Photo: Penny Hawes

A lovely shot from Penny, taken at Sharford Bridge (north of Corfe Castle) on 21 May. This butterfly is most easily identified from its underwing, but notice how the veins are more prominent on the upper wings than they are on the Large or Small White.