Monday, July 5, 2010

Rare fritillary spotted on Wolds

I've had a very busy weekend in the gallery. Lots of people came to the exhibition and there were several wildlife events going on too.

One of the trips was to spot marbled white butterflies which flourish on the chalk grasslands of the Yorkshire Wolds. The group found plenty of these as well as spotting this rare 'dark green fritillary.' It is the first time one has ever been photographed on the Wolds. Michael Flowers who was leading the trip spotted it and took this lovely photograph too.

He's a very experienced naturalist, so I'm not suprised he managed to spot this beauty, find out more about him, his latest sightings and birdwatching courses on his blog

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