Monday, 11 July 2011
These are just some of the photo`s taken on the trip to Barnack Hills and Holes mentioned in my last post. The sheer numbers of Marbled White butterflies made counting them quite difficult, but there were easily 150+ individuals.
This butterfly thrives following hot, dry summers and despite the destruction of flower-rich meadows it has spread to different habitats, such as disused railway lines, waste ground and chalk downland. The butterfly can be seen on sunny days feeding and basking on knapweeds and scabiouses. They fly in a single brood from mid-June until mid-August.
All the photo`s above were taken with my Canon Powershot A640 camera.