Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ferns, foxgloves and fritillaries in the forest

The forest, ferns, foxgloves pink and white, silver-washed fritillaries and white admirals. 

I had to identify the fritillaries from online pics, but they fit the description - swooping flight, large, brilliant orange butterflies in sunlit woodland in summer.  Common in the South of England, very local further North.
A silver-washed fritillary pausing briefly

The white admiral was on brambles - a surefire way of distinguishing them from the similar-at-first-glance purple emperors of Fermyn Woods.

The hottest day of the year so far. A sticky five mile walk near the New Forest Wildlife Centre, from Deerleap Car Park.

 for details and map check this link

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