Field Notes From The UK’s Butterfly Sites – March – August 2022

During the Spring and Summer of 2022, Fuzz worked on the final species from “our project” of seeing all 59 of the UK’s Butterfly species, plus the Large Tortoiseshell.

Our travels took us to some new areas including Fineshade Wood in Northamptonshire for the re-introduced Chequered Skipper, Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire for the Black Hairstreak, Cumbria for Mountain Ringlet and Northern Brown Argus, Whixall Moss in Shropshire for the Large Heath, and to verify a couple of the Skippers, to Tout Quarry for the Lulworth and Salisbury Plain for the Essex.

As with the previous two Summers, I continued to use my 40mm macro lens, and also a 28 to 300m zoom.

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

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