The first of the Chalk Hill Blues are emerging on Denbies Hillside near Dorking. I saw just two or three on this visit, including one that's wings were still opening. The heat is starting to bring them out. In a few days time there will be hundreds, a few days after that, thousands, all being well.
The Chalk Hill Blue, more than any other, I think, was the one that drew me in to what's become a bit of a macro hobby with a mission attached - to photograph as many British butterfly species as I can find. There're still a few to go, thankfully.
I'm having to watch out though since have seen a few of these chaps lately, or chapess in this case.
Packing again, quite excited about this trip, keen to try out a secret weapon on the fish.
- Nikon D4S