Shipley Station Butterfly Meadow

On Wednesday I went out to Shipley Station Butterfly Meadow and a few minutes in Potter’s Pits. Both places seemed to be very quiet but I did take a couple of photos. The header image is of a Cinnabar Moth pupa on a grass stalk. A dark leaf hopper can also be seen at the bottom of the pupa.

This Ladybird was running along grass stalks quicker than I have ever seen before. It paused for a split second at the top of this stalk before flying off.

I did spot a couple of Cinnabar Moths flying about but I did not see where/if they settled. At Potter Pits I also spotted a tiny pale blue butterfly and several Speckled Woods. However the heat meant that I did not want to be out in the open for very long.

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