Sunday, 5 June 2016

Cornish butties

Thanks to some friendly local birders, we found the spot in Greenscombe Woods, Luckett, where beautiful Heath Fritillaries live. It was a lovely, sunny day, perfect for butterflies and we soon found about a dozen individuals, most of which were pristine. Lots of Common Cow-wheat was flowering thanks to the efforts of Cornwall Wildlife Trust to keep the habitat suitable and the food plant abundant for the butterflies. On the way back, we enjoyed some aptly-named Beautiful Demoiselles flicking about the stream by the Luckett car park. An awesome end to our Cornish adventure.

 Male demoiselle
Female demoiselle

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