Went hunting for orange-tip butterflies again today but, for third day in a row, had no luck. There were lots of Speckled Woods though and when I voiced my disappointment, as in, “Oh, it’s JUST another Speckled Wood”, I realised that these little “plain, ordinary, brown” butterflies deserve far more appreciation from me than I have ever afforded them.
Their markings are beautiful, both overwing and underwing; they can be seen long before more exotically coloured ones; they can easily be seen in woodland. And they turn up and they sit still when you get your camera out!
So here are a few images of my very favourite butterfly of the day: