Just a little warm up for you tonight before my main post. I've never seen so many skippers as I have done today among this unknown to me violet coloured plant. Some stems had as many as ten small skippers on, fluttering about, fighting, attempting to mate...and just being butterflies enjoying the sun.
So have a look at these uncropped shots, and see how many small skippers you can see. They are clearly having an amazingly good year.
Images and text CreamCrackeredNature 17.07.15