Sunday, 17 June 2012

needle in a haystack...

You may not notice but at the forefront of this picture is a butterfly, and not just any butterfly but a 'large blue' butterfly. A species that has been reintroduced back into England following it's extinction in the 1970's and one that remains extremely rare due to its complex lifestyle

We visited Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Daneway Banks nature reserve today to search the 40 acre site to find it, talk about looking for a needle in a haystack! Luckily as the sun came out so did the butterflies and I saw a green hairstreak and dingy skipper for the first time today too. A perfect way to while away a sunny afternoon. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is amazing. Lovely picture too - you must have been holding your breath! I'm hoping we get a run of sunshine now and can do more exploring outside - it's been so wet recently.


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