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

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

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!

Haweswater
Haweswater
Haweswater
Haweswater

from close to Kidsty Pike

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

at Beetham, Cumbria

Coenonympha pamphilus
Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Heath, White Scar, Whitbarrow, 7 July

White Scar
White Scar

on an overcast and drizzly afternoon

Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, Latterbarrow, 7 July

Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper, also at Latterbarrow

Maniola jurtina
Maniola jurtina

Meadow Brown, female, at Latterbarrow

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet, Latterbarrow

Vanessa atalanta
Vanessa atalanta

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

Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus sylvestris

Small Skipper

Aglais urticae
Aglais urticae

Small Tortoiseshell

Hipparchia semele
Hipparchia semele

Grayling

Holme Park Fell
Holme Park Fell

limestone pavement

Polyommatus icarus
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, another female

Argynnis aglaja
Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary, female

Argynnis adippe
Argynnis adippe

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

Ochlodes venatus
Ochlodes venatus

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

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlet

Aphantopus hyperantus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Ringlets

Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus

Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus, female

Aricia artaxerxes
Aricia artaxerxes

Northern Brown Argus, male