Images from my recent walk around a local Nature Reserve.
The reserve consists of mainly woodland with a few open heathland areas.
This is a typical open area view below.
There are many varieties of wild flowers around the reserve.
Below another open area which as you can see is full of Spear Thistles at this time.
Cinnabar Moth caterpillar.
This old tree stump appears to be almost rotten and unlikely to sprout any greenery.
One of my 'Target' butterfly species in the woodland areas (particularly one area) is the Silver-washed Fritillary.
As stated in my recent post see below-
-It was a poor year last year and I was concerned for the species being found this year, although as the link reveals, a good recovery had taken place.
Below are two images of a typical area where I found many of the species this year.
Partially sunny woodland rides are a favourite of the Silver-washed Fritillary.
Even more encouraging, on my latest visit during this walk I found females laying eggs as shown in the three images below.