Aside from the butterflies, other insects were on the wing and creeping about in the grass and bushes; large turquiose lacewings, green shieldbugs, crab spiders and meadow ants, black and red foghoppers, beetles that look like wasps and every (grown-up!) child's favourite tank-like woodlice! A camera shy Common Lizard watched us from upon a dead leaf left over from last autumn, tucked between the tall grass stems.
Photographing butterflies makes you look much more closely at them and the intricate details of these beautiful creatures never fails to amaze me.
Small Blue Butterfly
Common Blue Butterflies
Unidentified lacewing Species - Yes it really was bright turquoise!
Butterfly on finger - a childhood moment of magic