Monday, 28 May 2012

Nature Reserve Notes (3): Not Gatekeepers, Query Small Heath

I thought these two butterflies, both seen in the meadow with the Green Hairstreak of the previous post, were both Gatekeepers. Now that I have enlarged my photos a little, I am not so sure ...

... However, thanks to the Kirkstall Creatures Great and Small blog, I now think they are Small Heath butterflies (and a first for me!). Thank you. 

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

Hello Caroline, Ive just read your post enquiring whether the butterfly pictured is a Gatekeeper. I wonder whether it is instead a Small Heath, which are out at the moment. Warren at Pitswood Birds recently spotted one, Ive included the URL for reference
Best wishes, Linda