I took my Big Butterfly Count at the edge of the village green. This grassland is a vital habitat for butterflies, moths, bees, insects, and a vast array of invertebrates and other wildlife. This picture shows the Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvensis), nettles and meadow grasses, which are all vital plants for UK insects. I saw this Small Copper Butterfly on the 6th August 2023, during my final Big Butterfly Count for 2023.

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