Thursday, 29 July 2010

Chalkhill Blue butterfly



For a few weeks between July and September hundreds of Chalkhill Blue butterflies can be observed on the south-facing slopes of the chalk and limestone hills of southern England. They feed exlusively on horseshoe vetch, a yellow flowering plant, that must have been growing undisturbed for around fifty years at least. Therefore long standing ungrazed meadows, abandoned quarries, path edges, and wasteland are the best areas to see those butteflies. This one was spotted along the Pilgims' Way near Dorking.

1 comment:

  1. I guess that there are others unspotted.

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