Marsh Fritillary

With such good weather I decided to try and see the marsh fritillary butterflies that are being reported in Little Scrubs meadow at Chambers Farm Wood. This is the only Lincolnshire site for these superb butterflies, their stronghold being in the south west. They have been introduced to Chambers Farm and I had heard that there been been a good emergence over the previous few weeks with approximately c300+ individuals on the wing. As soon as I walked into the meadow I saw my first, then another and then lots!

There appears to be some forestry works being undertaken at Chambers at the moment and there are a lot of notices suggesting the car parks are closed. If visiting the site, please park sensibly…..