Another of my woodland walks.
There is still plenty to see of the season, but there are signs that as with everything being some six weeks early this year, things are appearing now that one would not expect just yet.
Blackberries are well in advance.
Gatekeeper Butterfly numbers, like some other species, have from what I perceive recovered well this year.
Many wild flowers have been a lovely show this year due to warm and wet weather.
The season decline for some butterflies appear to me to be early.
The Silver-washed Fritillary Butterfly being an example in case. All of that species I see now are looking somewhat worse for wear.
A lovely show of Knapweed.
This Gatekeeper male although ragged in appearance was still flying strong and feeding.
A green tunnel, one of the places I am fairly certain to see Silver-washed Fritillary and Speckled Wood Butterflies during the season.
Green-veined White Butterfly.
This female below has quite dark green lines for the time of year, they are normally more pale by this time.
I have shown this patch before in the blog. It produces much to see through the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Wild Orchids amongst the variety of flowers. A good number of butterfly and dragonfly species. However, in Winter it turns into a bog and not easily walked over.