I had already booked four days in Arnside from the monday before the fixtures came out so Sunday was spent exploring the local area,Walney Island,Grange over Sands,Ulverston,Furness Abbey etc.
On Monday morning the weather was even worse and en route to Arnside a visit was made to Ambleside in the Lake District,not a pleasant experience in the pouring rain,anyway eventually arrived at Arnside mid afternoon just as it brightened up, so I suggested a quick reccy of the Knott before going to the hotel, It paid dividends almost immediately when I saw my first ever Scotch Argus,but more of that later.
The trip here was to see, hopefully, two new butterflies,the first you know about the second the High Brown Fritillary would prove difficult and eventually hopeless but several Grayling were a small compensation .Four fritillaries were seen but not identified,so that one will have to wait until next year.Several shots of Scotch Argus now follow:-
There were lots of this northern butterfly here,one of its strongholds in England.
After this we went off to Morecambe to see Erics statue,it was very popular with the tourists of a certain age!
A visit to Meathop Moss and Foulshaw Moss later in the week gave up these BLACK DARTERS.
Meanwhile back at the knott the Scotch Argus were still performing nicely.
Some views from Arnside Knott
AND A CALM EVENING IN ARNSIDE