Back to Lynchcombe and the reserve’s only buddleia bush stole the show.
The buddleia is known as the butterfly bush and it lived up to its name as silver-washed fritillaries danced around it flowers. I’m not sure if a nature reserve is supposed to have a buddleia but its on the butterfly transect route so I had to look at it.
This has been the best year ever for silver-washed fritillaries. Only the comma can challenge it for this year star butterfly.
Of course, meadow browns are still around.
So are red admirals.
Hoverflies were enjoying the last few bramble flowers.
Still lots of harebells.