Warton Crags and Arnside Knott

The forecast was good so I booked the Wednesday of work (17th) and made my way up to a couple of recently found Butterfly sites Warton Crag and Arnside Knott. First call was Warton Crag landing at about 9 o’clock in the quarry car park. I made my way out the right side of the car park and along the footpaths not knowing the area it was guess work, I found myself on the side of the crag watching some Common Blue Butterflies along with Meadow Brown, Speckled Woods, Red Admiral and  Small Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

 My reason for coming up into Cumbria was Arnside Knott so after an hour I left Warton Crag and 20 minutes later landed at Arnside Knott

Arnside Knott

Arnside Knott

Walking up the hill and thru the small wood I came into a small glade being hit by the sun and then saw the butterfly I had come to see, in flight it appears small and black this was the Scotch Argus and Arnside Knott was one of the better places to see this small beauty, as the day went on I found that the Scotch Argus was rather numerous here the day went by with little else about there was the few Speckled Woods, Graylings, Meadow Brown and a rather worn Dark Green Fritillary. Whilst here I got talking to a guy who put me on to Gait Burrows so it was there I ended up on my way back home seeing again Speckled Woods, Green veined White and Grayling. More photos at my flickr, if you want to find out about these sites see my Butterfly tab

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Scotch Argus

Scotch Argus

Scotch Argus

Scotch Argus

Grayling

Grayling

The end of the week saw me at a local site looking at the gorgeous Wall Butterfly

Wall

Wall

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