A small tortoiseshell butterfly
on a stinging nettle
org | By Hannah Stephenson A small tortoiseshell butterfly
SMALL TORTOISESHELL BUTTERFLY
These butterflies, above, are found throughout the UK and are very distinctive with their orange colouration - but their numbers have fallen sharply in recent years.
In the West Yorkshire Federation annual photo competition Town and Country, Sheila Hirst was one of the final four shortlisted for her photo of a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Sight of summer: A small Tortoiseshell butterfly
on verbena bonariensis.
He said he saw a Compton tortoiseshell butterfly
last week at Quabbin Reservoir.
FOR those not online - reader records over Christmas included: Colin Millington's wasp and small tortoiseshell butterfly
at Barnston, Wirral on December 24' 15 twite seen at New Brighton by Peter Button, and Chris Butterworth's discovery of a mistle thrush on eggs at Frankby, Wirral, on December 20.
The other creature is the orangy, small tortoiseshell butterfly
, which also hibernates in coolish places and wakes up if it becomes too warm .
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland by Jim Jones
THE small tortoiseshell butterfly
has continued to fight back against long-term declines this year, an annual survey has revealed.
Actress Joanna Lumley has been fascinated with butterflies ever since she was a child Below left: Peacock butterfly; bottom left: Tortoiseshell butterfly
and bottom right: Comma butterfly
HUNGRY Judith Radcliffe took this photo of a female sparrow hawk having her dinner in Dudley STOPPING TO SMELL THE FLOWERS A small tortoiseshell butterfly
taken by Tony Scott WILD TIME A deer by the riverside in Alnwick Gardens by Terry Cuskeran STUNNING Cheryl Johnson took this picture of a waterfall in Bellingham, Northumberland