I'm not overgood on butterfly recognition, especially when they won't be obliging and open their wings, but I think this is a Wall Brown which is nearly always in the garden...please correct me if I'm wrong.
Last night my daughter and I and of course 'Wrecks the dog' walked near Kingston Lacy House just north of Wimborne. For those who are not local, Kingston Lacy is a large country mansion dating from 1663 which was owned by the Bankes family but now is run by the National Trust. It's on the opposite side of the road to Badbury Rings, which I think you can see on the far left of this picture almost behind the tree on the left. Badbury rings is an ancient Iron age hill fort which you can walk around, there are signs of occupation in the Bronze age there too. We had walked up this long straight path from the road where there are usually alot of butterfly's but it was a bit cloudy and occasional showery rain so nothing doing last night. going right across the top of the picture is the famous avenue of beech trees which line the road between Kingston Lacy and Badbury Rings, it stretches for 2 miles and originally had 365 Beech trees but due to storm damage and the age of the trees there are not so many now.
Took this through a hedge but the light was getting a little low by this time. I don't want to be depressing but it seems the nights are drawing in a bit now and the evening walks will either have to start earlier or be shorter.
Walk, seeds, pizza, and books
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