We were really lucky on this trip – not only did we see bears and birds – we also had some fabulous views of butterflies. Some butterflies, like the Silver-washed Fritillary, will land and pose for photographs. Others are far less co-operative. The Clouded Yellow took off every time I approached and I struggled to get any sort of camera shot.
I really struggled to identify this small dragonfly, but I’m told that it is an aging female Common Darter whose yellow colouring has faded over time. Still beautiful …this lady was spotted on a farm wall in Foolow, Derbyshire Peak District.
You don’t see many bulls at Westonbirt but, at this time of the year, there are dragons everywhere. I believe this dragon is a Southern hawker dragonfly and the bulls are a male and a female bullfinch.