I had a trip up to Kiplingcaotes quarry last night.It was pretty awesome the meadow up from the quarry was in full bloom and alive with butterflies.There were literally swarms of marbled whites all over there must have been hundreds of butterflies.
Sprinkled rather thinly amongst them were a few common blues, small heaths, meadow browns and ringlets, but it was the marbled whites that stole the show.
At first they were very active flying up like confetti as soon as I got near.
As the sun began to go down they became less active and more photogenic.
A true natural spectacle just about coming to an end as a lot were showing signs of wear and tear.
Credit to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust-they have done a superb job in managing this reserve and everything seemed to be in a perfect balance.