Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer



TESSA SPANTON SWA ARTIST, WRITER AND TUTOR

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Butterflies and Wild Orchids


These photos are from a walk around the Howell Hill Nature Reserve
It is an area of chalk grassland tucked away behind some school playing fields on the edge of suburbia.



Below The small blue butterfly, Cupido minimus, is Britain's smallest butterfly at below 2 cm
The larval and adult food source is kidney vetch.


below Common spotted orchid

2 comments:

kraplap said...

I love those small blue butterflies; we have them here too.

Terrie said...

Such a brilliant day, blue skies and nature walk ! Love the scenery.