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Wednesday 31 May 2023

Adonis Blue Butterfly

 It is at this time of year generally that I pay several visits to Maiden Castle Iron Age Hill Fort, which is within walking distance from where I live in Dorchester.

The target species of butterfly for this visit was the Adonis Blue.

I like it when a plan comes together, as I found it.

Adonis Blue (Male)

Dingy Skipper (Mating Pair)

Small Heath

A Very Well Worn Small Copper

Common Blue (Male)

I found three colours of Common Milkwort on the hillside.

To see more about Maiden Castle Hill Fort please refer to the below Wikipedia entry.



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    1. Kiitos Anne. Se on kaiken kaikkiaan mukava kunta vierailla.

  2. A lovely post! I’ve visited Maiden Castle a few times and in more recent times when my son was studying Archaeology, we spent the day there as well as visiting Dorchester, a town that I always enjoy visiting. Iron Age hill forts are fascinating; I live very close to one at Milber Down and have tramped around that a few times too. Interestingly, a road goes right through the middle of it!

    We were only saying, yesterday, that there is, sadly, a lack of butterflies in the garden. I have spotted a Holly Blue, which appears to be a regular visitor, but little else in spite of all that I do to make the garden as wildlife friendly as possible!

    1. Thanks for your comment. I have certainly noticed a reduction in certain species in the last few years.

  3. Les prairies sont fabuleuses, j'imagine que les oiseaux se plaisent aussi.
    Le Tarier des prés est-il présent ?
    Très belles photos de ce petit bleu 😉.
    Bisous et bon weekend

    1. Merci cher Nath. Le Whinchat est présent avec le Whitethroat et le Corn Bunting.

  4. Beautiful butterflies and landscape.


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