May! We’ve had days, at last, where it truly feels like Summer is around the corner. Here are some photos of what I’ve seen whilst out and about this month.
On the flower front, May is a month of Purples. The Wisteria came out, shortly followed by carpets of Bluebells.
These bluebell woods were photographed at NT Grey’s Court. They’re the best display I’ve found. Click on an image to find out more.
May has also been wonderful for Butterflies. I’ve sent off a few sightings to the Butterfly Conservation. The images below were captured at Newlands Corner on the Surrey Downs. A site run by the Wildlife Trust.
We saw at least 10 Small Heaths – which are now on the conservation list, Common Blues, Brimstone, A Brown Argus and a Green Hairstreak – which is only the second one I’ve ever seen.
A Brown Argus
A Common Blue
A Green Hairstreak
Please use the link below to find out more about the Butterfly Conservation. Their website was invaluable for IDing the Brown Argus I photographed, and they have an awesome app I-Record which enables you to send off your sighting to aid their conservation data.