In between the wind and rain were breaks of sun and blue skies today. It was during one of those I went for walk through a local park. In a sheltered corner a buddleia grew, I went to admire the purple blooms, hoping to spot some insects enjoying the plant plentiful nectar. I saw a very special sight, a Dark Green Fritillary! It was such a beautiful and busy butterfly, it stayed for a few minutes before it was off and on its way.
I have never had the good fortune to see a Fritillary before, so today was an exciting first for me, I’m sure it will not be the last.