I'm not one for making lists or anything like that relating to my Nature observations. However I recall last year that on a day in the middle of September during a walk around the local Woodland/Heathland Reserve, I observed and photographed nine species of butterfly.
On the 29th of August this year I walked the same area and observed and photographed thirteen species of butterfly. I didn't set out to do so, but soon realised that it would be quite a number.
Unfortunately not all the species below are in the best of condition, but they are alive and kicking all the same.
My second sighting of the year for this species.
In fact from the images I shot I did actually see two different individuals on this day.
The male Common Blue is loosing its bright blue colour at this stage.
The poor old male Gatekeeper really does look worse for wear.
A fine specimen of a Speckled Wood.
The Green-veined White was in good condition.
Both male and female Brimstone were observed.
All of these species observed are typical of those I would expect to see at this time and could (had I have been fortunate) observed a few more in the specific area concerned.