Monday, 8 July 2013

Bradenham - 8 July 2013

This is a site is made up of a series of fields left to wild flowers and contains mainly meadow species and what was moderate population of Dark Green Fritillaries, which this year seems to have boomed and during my visit, whilst it is difficult to count, there were potentially around 80 on the wing, all active, but odd ones landing to nectar allowing good photographic opportunities, though they were reduced to one camera as the other had no battery as it was at home! They can be seen in small numbers around the fileds but are mainly concentrated on the field just below the woodland.

Dark Green Fritillary

mating pair

Marbled White

Meadow Brown