I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on Thursday when this tiny insect fluttered like a little moth before me. I was continuing my Common Blue and Small Copper expedition, hoping to find a female Common Blue.
So, back to this butterfly, was it a very dark female CB or, dare I hope, a Brown Argus? I haven’t seen any for a few years, and only one many years ago here on Walmgate Stray.
David, an expert in BA, has confirmed my tentative ID.
Today, I found a second insect. It’s difficult to distinguish the sexes, but next year there may be more???
To add to the confusion, although he’s brown, he’s actually part of the blue family, which is very obvious from the markings of the underwing.
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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
“This above all – to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
“The best and most beautiful things in the world, cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller
George Moore 1852-1933 “Man travels the world in search of what he needs, returns home and finds it.”
Nostradamus 1503-1566 “Time is nothing, the desire to love is everything.”
One with the earth…
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
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