Sunlit silver birch

Argus Meadow

The play of light, Silver Birch, Strathspey The meadow is a wild grassland, an open space amongst the surrounding birch woods.  There are old tumbled ruins suggesting that it was once farmed, or maybe a sheiling where animals were taken to graze during the summer.  Earlier in the summer it was full of wild flowers, […]

Small pearl bordered fritillary

Small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly, Strath Dulnain I think I have correctly identified this butterfly! Summer continues… with stunning hot days of near cloudless blue.  I took this in a beautiful wild meadow of grasses, thistles and many wild flowers, in an opening in the pine and birch wood near the River Dulnain, Strathspey.   Clouds […]

Scotch Argus

Scotch Argus on thistle, River Dulnain. Taken during a hot spell this morning, shortly before the big downpour… Butterflies everywhere on the tall grasses and thistles, flitting fast (mostly too fast for slow photographers). Oh, and clouds of midges too. Just in case you thought it sounded like heaven. The Scotch Argus is  common and […]