It never ceases to amaze me how much can change in just a few days. The marbled whites, that seemed to be on every flower head a couple of weeks ago, had disappeared. Many of the flowers that were just starting to appear, such as the scabious and marjoram, were in full flower, making a beautiful display and aroma.
|Scabious bobbing above the grass|
|Harebell - looks almost like it has been cut out of paper|
|This bee was loving the dwarf thistles|
|Not a gooseberry!|
I was quite taken with the wonderful teasels.
|Teasels, towering over the other wild flowers|
Out of the wind, the chalkhill blues were out in large numbers, especially on their favourite slope. What you can't see from the photo is a flickering blue haze as the male butterflies flutter low to the ground. There must have been 30+ on this small slope alone. They were really enjoying the carline thistle flowers and it was good to see a few female butterflies around as well.
|The chalkhill blues favourite slope|
|Female chalkhill blue|