26.6.16.

Sunday…Sunny spells…19ºC.

Me and Ken decided on a trip to Prees Heath Common today. To hopefully see Silver-studded Blue butterflies. This turned out to be a lot easier than I had expected, especially arriving early and the overcast conditions. Luckily after walking about 200 metres from the Car Park, the sun came out, and so did the Silver-studded Blues. Altogether we must have seen at least 100, all in a small area of the Heath. Here are the best of my photos of this stunning Butterfly…

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Also on Prees Heath was this Meadow Grasshopper…

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I always think Evening Primrose is beautiful in flower. This was flowering on the edge of the Heath…

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On the way home I wanted to stop and take some photos of the 600 year old St. Bartholomew’s Church in Tong, Shropshire. Charles Dickens was supposed to have used this church in his book…The Old Curiosity Shop, where Little Nell was buried….

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Only just after 10am and heading back to Highgate Common….

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Being so early, we decided to check out HC. This Large Twin-spot Carpet was the only moth of note at The Wardens Office…

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Speckled-Bush Cricket…

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I was really getting worried that I had not found any Green Hairstreak larvae this year. But today we spotted 6 on 2 Gorse Bushes. Which is great after such bad weather lately…

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On Friday I found yet another new moth at Work. This photo taken with smartphone is a Double-striped Tabby (Hypsopygia glaucinalis). This moth is not covered very well in books or my apps….

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