Sunday, 5 July 2015

Purple Emperor. Bentley Wood.04/07/2015

Travelled from Cornwall to Bentley Wood which straddles Hampshire and Wiltshire in search of the enigmatic Purple Emperor butterfly. We were very fortunate to find this male taking up minerals on one of the many paths in the wood.  It loitered there for at least two hours, occasionally flying around and through the legs of it's gathered admirers. Other highlights included good views of Goshawk over the wood. Yet another Fantastic day at Bentley!