Two species to start my Butterfly year.
The first and most sought after is the Large Tortoiseshell.
I was able to locate one male today at the known location for this species in my part of the Country.
It was a long way up on the trunk of a tall tree.
It then disappeared from my sight and I was unable to observe it again. You can view better images of this in a March entry of 2020 and also on my Flickr. (site see link on the side bar)
|Large Tortoiseshell (Male)|
The other species and more easily found now is the Peacock.
It is a resident species and would have emerged from over Winter hibernation recently.