Scotch Argus butterfly on thistle

Today was the first sunny, warm day in … a long time!  I took a short walk to a favourite natural meadow surrounded by birch woodland, full of wild flowers.  There were literally hundreds of Scotch Argus butterflies flying around in clouds, landing 3 or 4 at a time on the thistles.  However, they turned […]

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 […]