Swifts are screeching, high in a blue sky. The morning is warm and still, I hear the soft footfall of a runner
'Shame about the crowds and the awful weather', she grins. Love the irony. And the chance of solitude..
Time is to intensity, said Thomas Hardy. The secret of contentment (in lock-down) is to find a moment of wonder- and make it last. Being a Nature writer is my way.
100% Dingy Skipper! They like the limestone grasslands of South Cumbria ......especially where the grass is very short and even better where there is some bare earth and/or bare limestone.
It is widespread in South Cumbria but it seems like it is having a better year than usual.....and will love the weather!
Nationally it is much more localised and is missing completely from half the UK...... it will tolerate some brownfield sites in big cities..........but there it is under threat from re-development.
Thanks to Chris for ID and information on Dingy Skipper habit, habitat and distribution.