We're going on a Butterfly Hunt

Visited Martin Down Nature reserve today with Dizzychick and saw loads. Once we'd got our bearings we were on our way and hadn't gone far when we were already getting glimpses of the large white and brimstone butterflies but what we were really after were the not so common ones and we were in luck seeing several green hairstreaks, grizzled skipper, small heath and small copper, and just one lone marsh fritillary though by the time we'd found their location it was midday with a soaring sun and so heading back to the car seemed a very good idea. We were also delighted to see skylarks into double figures flying above us but no yellowhammers or turtle doves. A return visit is a must.

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