I spotted this tattered Male Gatekeeper Butterfly whilst taking a butterfly count. I saw this butterfly at various intervals today – he is instantly recognisable due to having chunks missing from his wing!

Male Gatekeeper Butterfly, Gatekeeper Butterfly, Pyronia tithonus, butterfly, Big Butterfly Count 2023, butterfly conservation, butterflies, insects, wildlife gardening, sustainable living, sustainable gardening, UK, plants for bees, plants for butterflies, plants for bees and butterflies, plants for butterflies and moths, wildlife garden, brambles, weeds, fruit,