Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Butterflies everywhere

On Sunday morning we went for a walk in the fields around here and saw more butterflies than anything. It was fairly overcast and a bit windy. There seemed to be lots of small tortoiseshells and also marbled whites. The marbled whites were incredibly hard to catch on camera and I seemed to be chasing them around in circles. As soon as they settled they seemed to fly off again without letting me focus the camera on them. The tortoiseshells were a bit more sleepy so I got a fairly decent shot. Also saw common skippers, red admirals and meadow browns.


Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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