Although the multitude of species present in our region differ greatly in colour and shape, they share a remarkable amount in common and have far more similarities than differences. Did you know that the shapes and colours illustrated on the wings of butterflies and moths are created by thousands of tiny delicate overlapping scales?
This month's photography competition theme was ‘Butterflies and Moths’ and we received an overwhelming selection of truly spectacular photographs. From delightful images of the fluffy speckled wood butterfly to the vibrant cinnabar moth and everything in between.
It was exceedingly difficult to choose this month's winner, however after continued deliberation Ken Hayes’ ‘Meadow Brown Butterfly’ was chosen as the winner.