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Rippingale nature enthusiast urges people to look out for butterflies and take part in Big Butterfly Count

A Rippingale nature enthusiastis urging people to keep their eyes peeled for butterflies this summer.

Ian Misselbrook has spotted several already and says he has “never known such a good spring and summer for butterflies” and says even rare butterflies can be spotted at the moment in woodlands or meadows.

Ian, the author of the Country Eye website, said the silver washed fritillary is a species that has only reappeared in local woodlands recently. It is a “strong flyer and very active” so Ian was lucky to capture it early in the morning.

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