A couple of weeks ago, my husband came home from leading his A-level Biology field trip to the Isle of Wight raving about having seen clouds of Marbled White butterflies. This is a butterfly I had never seen, so looking through his photographs I was a little jealous.
Then today, as we completed our dog walk on Blackbushe Airport, I spotted this… my very first Marbled White. Rather a tatty specimimen, but not a bad photograph I felt.
Now I’m left wondering, do we have a local population that I’ve not previously spotted, or has do the tatty wings speak of a long journey from somewhere else?