Monthly Archives: August 2012

Butterflies at last

Most butterflies have had a rough year, although on the nearby South Downs there are hundreds ofthousands of Chalkhill Blues.  In our piece of rough meadow (the overgrown lawn)we have had a few Small Skippers when the sun shines.  Interestingly (or not) sylvestris means forest in Latin, however these butterflies are usually on grassland.

Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)