Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Another Visit to Cerne Abbas Giant


Another visit to the foothills of the Cerne Abbas Giant.
It was a very warm day and the usual efforts to make like a Mountain Goat failed miserably.
More Duke of Burgundy butterflies were on the wing.
Marsh Fritillary Butterflies were also there, but I displayed them in a separate post see 22nd May.

My first Brown Argus of the year was the first butterfly I observed that day.

Brown Argus

A Common Blue was the next species observed.

Common Blue




Dog Rose

The Duke of Burgundy were very active at one location.

Duke of Burgundy









Large White (Female) Spring Brood


The little blue flowers (Common Milkwort) grow on the hillside, but they are very small and the stems are somewhat shorter due to the temperature at that height.

Common Milkwort

This shy female Blackcap below remained almost hidden during the brief time I observed it.


A view looking West over the Village of Cerne Abbas.


A mating pair of Holly Blue below was visible (but only just) at the top of a tree.







Grizzled Skipper butterfly were plentiful on the ground.






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