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.
Penny caught this shot of a Common Blue on a Bluebell on 22/05/2019 at Sharford Bridge, which is north of Corfe Castle.
Penny caught this atmospheric autumnal shot on 24/10/2018 in the little wood at Sharford Bridge. She says it was a lovely warm day and there were lots of Speckled Woods about.
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.
Penny saw this at Sharford Bridge in Purbeck on 21/05/2017. She says: “I love the way the same butterfly can look so different, depending on which direction the light is coming!”
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.