Rushbed Woods holds many butterflies and insects at this time of year, all basking in the long grass and fluttering about in the bright sunshine. In one small patch of brambles and grass you can spot up to ten species at any one time, and by walking all the way through the woods to the meadow you are likely to see much more than this. In these photos I have displayed nine Butterfly species (with the added Damselfly!). I switched between my normal lens and my macro lens to take these photos. Those species which were more docile allowed close proximity and therefore the use of the macro lens, whereas I had to keep my distance with the more wary and energetic ones so that they didn’t fly away.
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