In the warm sunshine of the last few days, there have been some wonderful, clear views across the countryside from our walks around the area. among the best views are to be had - as you might expect - from the top of Shipley Hill, as in this picture, looking through the trees and across the grassland, out over the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire borders.
Aphantopus hyperantus). Rather common, but easily overlooked due to its rather drab colouring, the caterpillars of this species feed on a number of different meadow grasses, while the adults like to sip nectar from the Brambles and Wild Privet flowers.
Eurrhypara hortulata). Common in the South of Britain, it gets progressively less common, the further North you get. Rather more colourful than the Ringlet.