Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Today, 26th July, as a minor digression, I watched a fresh male Duke of Burgundy Fritillary beating up a male Dingy Skipper - before they both took on a couple of Small Skippers, one of which later proved to be an Essex Skipper. I think this is the first time His Grace has tangled with his arch rival during the Purple Emperor season.

His Grace needs his own website, but in the meantime is welcome on this website where he will forever be known as The Duke of Burgundy Fritillary (once a king and queen in Narnia, always a king and queen in Narnia - Aslan said that). Here he is, on a late summer flower no less -

1 comment:

Jill said...

Wow maybe I should go look around some of the well known sites in Kent in case theres a second brood! Nice to see something at all I was out in woodlands this morning and only a few Gatekeepers about Mind you its as dull as ditchwater here today