Ranger Judy got this nice photo of a grayling butterfly at our Rockcliffe reserve.
The colouring and pattern on the wings provide the grayling with perfect camouflage when resting on bare ground, tree trunks and rocks. They are most commonly seen around the coast but numbers are declining especially at inland sites. It prefers drier areas such as dunes, cliffs, heaths, old quarries and earthworks, with plenty of bare ground and sparse vegetation.
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