The rich rural scenery of North Fife, Scotland, provides variety from the historic city of St Andrews and the quaint harbours of the East Neuk of Fife. A Royal Palace in Falkland, a Folk Museum in Ceres, a National Trust Mansion House near Cupar, Balmerino Abbey, Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Dunbog, Glenduckie, Creich, Birkhill, Ballinbreich, Abdie, Upper Flisk and more in beautiful North East Fife. Also the occasional wander.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This week is the start of a national butterfly survey. We are encouraged to go outside for 15mins or so and count them. My count today was 6 small tortoiseshell and a couple of small whites on the wing.
Tortoiseshell butterfly on wild scabious flower.
A rather pale tortoiseshell, weather beaten sunning and feeding today in the garden.
Small tortoiseshell thrusting its proboscis to reach the nectar in this thistle flower-head.