Field Notes From The UK’s Butterfly Sites – March – August 2021

During the Spring and Summer of 2021, Fuzz and I continued with “our project” of seeing all 59 of the UK’s Butterfly species, plus one that isn’t currently resident here (officially), the Large Tortoiseshell.

I got really into the photography of the butterflies as we visited various sites and reserves in pursuit of our goals. On the most part, I tended to use my 40mm macro lens, which required me to get very close to the subject matter. Our deepening interest in this meant that we spent longer as sites in order to achieve this.

I was generally pleased with the results, and had enough images to work on an annual Calendar, which I duly published. – JC