Sunday 1 June 2014

Would Whites?

A sunny start to June and I had a free Sunday; it was a day to go out and see something.  Col and I headed west to Salcey Forest hoping to see some Wood Whites Leptidea sinapis.  I was not sure where to go, but we parked up, Col got out and immediately said 'That's that one, isn't it?' and went across to the opposite side of the car park where a white butterfly had just landed.

He confirmed that we had indeed found our quarry within ten seconds of arriving.  Here it was perilously drinking from mud just behind the back wheel of a butterfly-squishingly heavy car.

There were three others doing the same at the edge of nearby puddles, and we found another as soon as we crossed the road.  Hurrah for co-operative insects.

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