A Drink From The Bell

Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) – This male took a fairly long sip of nectar from deep inside the bluebell. I spotted him just off the beaten woodland path where a carpet of blue spread amidst fallen mossy logs.

Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines male

© Peter Hillman ♦ 23rd April 2020 ♦ Local woodland path, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

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Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines

One of my very favourite butterflies the male Orange-tip, named so for obvious reasons.

May 2018, banks of the River Severn, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman