Monday, 23 September 2013

Beyond Limits

On Sunday the weather topped 21 degrees here in Derbyshire, so we popped out to Chatsworth House to look at the sculptures that are currently on display in the gardens as part of the Beyond Limits exhibition.

As well as looking at all the sculptures, being in the gardens also gave me the chance to look at the local wildlife. Birds were far and few between, but I did spot this attractive looking Mallard.


There were a few butterflies flying around as well; 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Comma and 1 Purple Hairstreak.

Purple Hairstreak (female)
Like my last Purple Hairstreak (see here), this individual was quite worn, as this is quite late for them to be flying. Its a female, because of the purple patch on the forewing. Males are much brighter and have purple on the hindwings too (see here for more a picture and more information).

No comments:

Post a Comment