Monday, 15 July 2013

The Silver-washed Fritillary in Walters Copse.

At Walters Copse,Newtown,the Silver-washed Fritillary is now enjoying the hot summer weather and can be seen all over the wood.Together with the White Admiral they visit bramble flowers along the dappled woodland rides.The Silver-washed is a powerful flier and can disappear as quickly as it appears heading off at great speed through the trees.However sometimes they can be captured,as in the following photos,firstly a courting couple on bramble and secondly a mating pair in the tree tops.