Saturday, 6 July 2013

Newtown Meadows

Thanks to a good friend I was directed to Newtown Meadows,a collection of fields owned by the National Trust.These are full of wild flowers and a magnet for butterflies.It was not long before I came upon several Marbled Whites,my first of the season feeding on thistles and bramble flowers.They were also accompanied by Meadow Browns now out in ever increasing numbers.
Also on the giant thistle was a Painted Lady regularly taking time to find new growing  thistle plants to lay her eggs on.

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Also first Ringlet sighting of the year.