Sunday, 24 July 2011

Natures wonders................... beautiful butterflies

During my walks this summer I have encountered lots of wonderful wildlife but if you were to ask me what I recall most about summer wildlife in my childhood.
 It would have to be..... butterflies.

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) Male

Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) Female


Gary said...

They are beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

I always love seeing butterflies on the wing, no matter how briefly. They seem to have been struggling this year though.
Lovely selection Andrew. Never seen the White-letter Hairstreak before.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...Nice to see these beauties !!
My favorite is the Comma...I love the shape of there wings!!
Have a great week!!

TexWisGirl said...

they're all beautiful, but i have to say my favorite is that meadow brown male. what an understated perfect beauty.

1huanghui said...

Can you list some pics of beautiful butterflies on your blog? I love butterflies, while I favor those beatiful ones more. Greetings from China.

missing moments said...

that gatekeeper is so pretty!

JM said...

Just beautiful! Great post.

John said...

Hi Andrew,
Nice selection of butterflies there! Good to see a few on the wing now, even after all the that we have had!
Thinking back to my childhood (all those years ago), I remember always seeing lots of butterflies on buddleia, far more than I do now!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, I've never seen the White-letter Hairstreak, is it from where you live?

Andrew said...

Thanks Bob...
I saw the Hairstreak while I was staying at Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales just over a week ago.

Barb said...

Love your butterfly captures!