Red, white & blue

Here are some more images from my recent trip to Aberystwyth Castle and it’s grounds, somewhere I really must visit again on a more regular basis as it is particularly beautiful and alive with colour during the summer months.

It’s wildflower beds, bare until only a few weeks ago, have now burst into life and are proving very attracting to butterflies, in particular the common and widespread ‘Cabbage Whites’.

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Cabbage whites is in fact the common term used for two very similar species of butterfly, the large white and the small white. I think these are large whites as they appear to have a larger black wingtips and more distinct spots than their smaller cousins.

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These butterflies seemed irresistibly drawn to a particular type of flower, that of the curiously named Vipers Bugloss, with it’s blue and pink flowers and distinct hairy leaves.

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As well as the butterflies I was keen to photograph the vibrant red wild poppies, often found standing tall and conspicuous among the sea of blue.

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All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography 2018 ©
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