There were dozens of Early Purple Orchids on site.
|Early Purple Orchid|
And luck was on my side, after an hour or so, with nothing but a fleeting glimpse of a Lattice Heath Moth I chanced upon an area that held held around 10 Duke of Burgundy's ! They all appeared to be be pretty fresh too. In the same area were a number of very flighty Dingy Skippers, and a couple of Green Hairstreaks. The patchy sun meant the butterflies were lying low for periods of time, but over a couple of hours I enjoyed some right royal company!
|The Duke !|