Heath Fritillery at East Blean Woods. Sometimes butterflies hatch in big numbers and make for a small scale wildlife spectacular, so it is for these small but dazzling insects. They are one of the UKs rarest butterflies and this Kent Wildlife Trust sites in Kent is one of the best places to see them. They rely on coppiced woodland and the presence of plants like Cow-wheat for the caterpillars to feed on. Unlike many butterflies they are pretty easy to get close to and photograph. The site was buzzing, with males squabbling over the females and chasing each other about.


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