13 March 2011

First Butterfly

The day started wet but the forecast was to clear up by midday so we decided to set off for Monk Wood Nature Reserve in deepest Worcestershire. As forecast, the skies cleared before we arrived and by the time we were getting our boots on the sun was shining and it was a very pleasant day.

Still not a lot of wildlife about although we did flush a pair of Foxes who beat a hasty retreat through the trees.

However we did encounter our first butterfly of the season, this rather fine looking specimen of a Comma. It was in very good nick when you consider that it has spent the winter hibernating probably in a log pile in the reserve.

Comma - Polygonia c-album


  1. A great photo of the Comma Peter. I think it will be quite a while before I see any about here in this part of Lincolnshire. The same goes for the frogs in your last entry.

  2. Thanks John. Not sure there will be too many about here for a while either but before too long they should hopefully be unavoidable when we are out and about.

  3. Spring is officially here if you have unleashed the macro lens. Nice pic of the butterfly - not so sure about the frogs ... that last one sort of freaks me out.....