Friday 25 June 2010

Some of Islay's Butterflies

We were fortunate to have a visit from Chris and Harold Burslem at the field centre in Port Charlotte yesterday, they very kindly gave us some terrific photos from their trip so far. We'll spread them out over the next few days, but here's a couple of lovely Islay butterflies, a Common Blue and a Marsh Fritillary. The Marsh Fritillary in particular is a real Islay speciality. Scarce on the mainland, it is quite widespread on Islay, the Gruinart/Ardnave area is a good place to spot them.

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