Meadow Brown Butterflies

Whilst out and about in Surrey yesterday, I came across a small patch of meadow. An area of grass with various wild flowers and plants popping up all over the place. And when I looked around, I saw possibly as many as 20 butterflies flying over this small area of meadow. I have never seen so many butterflies in one place before. The butterflies in question were Meadow Browns, and they were brilliant. Every now and then, one would stop nearby, and open its wings, allowing me to take a closer look at its colouring and to take a few pictures.

Meadow Brown

The Meadow Brown is a medium sized butterfly and is one of the commonest grassland butterflies. After doing a bit of research, I realised that it isn't that uncommon to see adult Meadow Browns in large numbers together. These butterflies are on the wing from June to September and are also active in dull weather when other butterflies may not be as active.

It was a great find and a proves that you can find wildlife anywhere, even when you aren't looking for it.


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