Thursday, 15 July 2010

I spy a rarity

We are inviting you to take part and contribute to our blog by telling us what rarities you have spied this summer on our properties. Take photos and post comments to us and help us collect information on our wild flowers and plants and our native and visiting wildlife.

To kick us off one of our Penrose wardens has spotted this fantastic Silver-Washed Fritillary butterfly in a clearing in the woodlands around Loe Pool on a recent warm sunny day, this particular species is considered the giant in the British Fritillary family with a wingspan measuring approximately 70mm.

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