The Summer brood of Small Tortoiseshell are now emerging which are the offspring from the a
adults that made it through hibernation last winter.
This is an ideal time to photograph this species with a variety of flowers in abundance that it can be observed feeding on.
I was fortunate to find several this week feeding on Corn Marigolds which have been sown in the parkland along with Corncockle and and Corn Daisies in large numbers.
This species is surely amongst the most colourful we see in the United Kingdom.