I was on a mission on the 29th July, getting up at 5.30am and going up Fontmell Down to see if I could see some roosting Butterflies, hopefully with dew on them.
I searched with Tilly, my long suffering companion and I wasn’t having any luck at all. I am usually good at spotting things but the little devils must have been hiding themselves well! I was just about to give up and go back to the car when I spotted some ‘good old’ Meadow Brown’s. There was a clump of dried grass and I spotted a few tucked well down the stems, not really looking like Meadow Browns with the dew covering them.
As I was leaving I saw one Meadow Brown fully dry and ready for the day in the early morning sunshine. It wasn’t completely a waste of time and the views up there are incredible and Tilly had her early morning walk so we both enjoyed ourselves.