Jul 282012

My quest to photograph all the resident breeding British Butterflies finally came to an end this afternoon.

Holly Blue was photographed along a local Nature Trail in Stretton, Staffordshire, called the “Jinny Trail”.

During the past week I was sure that second generation Holly Blue would emerge in the warm sunshine. Sure enough, Anita & Elliott Staley managed to find one along the “Jinny” in mid-week. Panic set-in and I searched on several days at various local spots, near to home but without success. So this afternoon in the warm sunshine the search began along the “Jinny”, at least I knew they were here. Along with Anita, Barrie & Elliott, we eventually found several and I managed to photograph the last of the resident breeding British Butterflies.

I must thank Anita, Barrie & Elliott for this afternoon and for the many trips we have spent together searching the British countryside for Butterflies.

I look forward to many more trips together in the future.

All I need to do now is to help Elliott find a Clouded Yellow for his set and he is only 14 years old!!..


  Holly Blue feeding on White Bryony – Bryonia cretica – Jinny Trail, Staffordshire 28th July 2012.


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