A wonderful two weeks away spent on the Jurassic coast.
Common Blue - Portland.
Big female seen on the coastal path.
So very different to finding reptiles in woodland.
Portland on the horizon.
Portland Chalkhill Blues.
Isle of Portland - Cheyne Weare population
These reptiles seem to be the oyensis / muralis subspecies with no green backed individuals. They look very much like those which are native on Jersey & northern France.
If I'm lucky I see this butterfly once or twice a year on the patch. To see quite a few in one day and get photographs was fantastic.
A couple of days earlier a Queen of Spain Fritillary was seen.
Privet hawk-moth caterpillar.
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My main aim was to find the Lulworth Skipper whilst in Dorset. I failed miserably. I did see good numbers of Chalkhill Blues, Graylings & Wall.
Abbotsbury wall lizard.
It was first recorded here as an introduced species way back in 1890 and it continues to thrive today. It may only be second to the Ventnor colony on the Isle-of-Wight in terms of age established.
View from the coastal path - Jurassic coast.