CUMBRIA 2020

CUMBRIA, July 2020, with David Dennis and generously shown around by BC's Chris Winnick. The main target, Mountain Ringlet, remained elusive!

Haweswater
Haweswater

southern shore, east-central Lake District, Cumbria, 6 July

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Oligia fasciuncula
Oligia fasciuncula

Middle-barred Minor, unusual to be flying in the sunshine, and taking nectar from thyme at the lakeside on 6 July

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Kidsty How and Pike, far left
Kidsty How and Pike, far left

a 1,600' climb to one of the Cumbrian sites for the Mountain Ringlet - but no sun = no sightings. Good exercise though!

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Haweswater
Haweswater
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Haweswater
Haweswater

from close to Kidsty Pike

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Kidsty Pike
Kidsty Pike
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Haweswater from the Pike
Haweswater from the Pike
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The Wheatsheaf Hotel
The Wheatsheaf Hotel

a return to our favourite base at Beetham, Cumbria

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Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, White Scar, Whitbarrow, 7 July

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White Scar
White Scar

on an overcast and drizzly afternoon

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Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, Latterbarrow, 7 July

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Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, also at Latterbarrow

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Maniola jurtina
Maniola jurtina

Meadow Brown, female, at Latterbarrow

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet, Latterbarrow

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Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral, Holme Park Fell, 8 July, and the following nine photos

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Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper

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Aglais urticae
Aglais urticae

Small Tortoiseshell

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Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling

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Holme Park Fell
Holme Park Fell

limestone pavement

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Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, another female

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Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female

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Argynnis adippe
Argynnis adippe

High Brown Fritillary, one of Britain's rarer butterflies, this one having seen better days

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Ochlodes venatus
Ochlodes venatus

Large Skipper, Rough Wood on Whitbarrow, 8 July, and the next five shots

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet

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Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlets

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus, female

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Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus, male

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