Category: Large Blue Butterfly

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) on Oxeye Daisies - Ivythorn Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2031

Large Blue

Back to Collard Hill On my last visit to Collard Hill it was too hot to photograph butterflies.  They rarely settled, instead they flew passed quickly disappearing over the horizon.  Today, a change to more...

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Collard Hill, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1919

Collard Hill

Last year I visited Green Down hoping to photograph the rare large blue butterfly.  This year I decided to give Collard Hill a try. Collard Hill is owned by the National Trust and they have...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_5062

Large Blues IV

Today I returned to Green Down for my forth visit. The views from Green Down are beautiful, but today was not about the views instead it was my last chance to get the pictures of the large blues...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_5000

Large Blues III

Return visit in the evening to Green Down to photograph the large blue butterflies. Wild Tyme The large blue butterfly is very rare.  One of the reasons must be its complicated lifecycle.  The caterpillars...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4873

Large Blues II

The elusive large blue of Somerset. I decided to spend this week visiting Green Down as often as I could to try and experience the large blue season. Large Blues I think most of...

Large Blue (Maculinea arion) - Green Down, Somerset, UK. ID 822_4409

Large Blue

Having heard on twitter that the large blue butterfly season was underway early this year I headed out to Green Down in the heart of Somerset. Large Blue Green Down is a Somerset Wildlife...