Sunday, 17 June 2012

East Blean Walk

Heath Fritillary Butterfly Blean Woods

Enjoyable walk through East Blean today and the highlight of the day was the Heath Fritillary Butterflies.

This butterfly is confined to a small number of sites in south-west England, in Devon and Cornwall, and in Kent in south-east England. It has also been reintroduced at sites in Essex. Although very local in its distribution, this butterfly can be seen in large numbers at some sites in good years.

This butterfly is widespread on the continent and can be one of the commonest butterflies seen in some regions. This butterfly forms discrete colonies and rarely strays from the main breeding grounds.

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