Saturday, 8 October 2011

Duke of Burgundy Fritillary

This small but beautiful fritillary once was to be found on the Isle of Wight.sadly it has now not been seen for several years.So,not to be denied a look at this butterfly we took a trip to Butser Hill,in Hampshire,England to visit a site well known for this species.The month of May is a good time to see it and after some time searching the lower slopes of the Hill  we were  rewarded with views of this  fritillary.