Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Pearly Kings and Queens.

 The Pearl-bordered Fritillary is longer found on the Isle of Wight.Perhaps the nearest site to see these lovely butterflies is the New Forest in Hampshire which is a short ferry ride across the Solent.
Yesterday we made the trip despite mainly cloudy and breezy conditions.However the sun  did appear at intervals which encouraged the butterflies into some activity.Here in the Forest these Fritillaries seem to thrive due to sympathectic woodland management which unfortunately is completely lacking in their former Island site of Parkhusrt Forest.
(Photograph of Pearl-border habitat courtesy of Andy Butler)

New Forest Pearl-bordered Fritillary Habitat.