Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) was hard to miss at Wicken Fen, despite its camouflage markings, as it was flitting around the shady areas with great vigour. Then, much to my surprise, it came to rest at close proximity to my feet, so I took a quick photo. The buttrerfly is a bit ragged around the wing, but its flying power certainly seemed unaffected!
It was good to see a single butterfly, but take a look here to see how many species the Reserve boasts. I guess the windy conditions accounted for our tiny tally as much as anything. Roll on the summer ... but then perhaps this is 'normal' Wimbledon fortnight weather!
Last week, incidentally, was National Insect Week. I only found out rather late in the day.