For day 28 of 30 Days Wild I went on the lookout for butterflies.
Over the past week, when the sun has come out, my nearby meadow is teeming with butterflies. Just down one side I counted at least 15, mainly Ringlets and Meadow Browns, but as more flowers appear so do more butterflies.
In this area last year I saw lots of Silver-washed Fritillary and Comma’s, and further back in the wood were White Admiral’s.
I haven’t yet seen a Speckled Wood butterfly or a Gatekeeper but I’m sure I will over the next few weeks.