Painted Lady, Cley

Painted Lady Butterfly

I was lucky to get this shot of a painted lady butterfly at Cley Church. It landed momentarily on the flint and chalk strewn pathway to the north door but was soon disturbed by visitors coming to the Cley 17 art exhibition. I too wanted to visit Cley 17 but knew from my previous visit that if conditions were right the churchyard would be good for butterfly spotting.

Painted ladies may be described as “common and widespread” but that doesn’t mean that they are easy to identify and photograph.

Cley Churchyard