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Butterfly summer

Forests are great places to explore whatever the weather. In this guest blog Martin Summers, Forest Ranger at Forest Holidays, Deerpark in Cornwall, takes a look at some of the butterflies you might see.

One of the joys of summer, here in the forest, is the sight of butterflies flitting through a sunlit glade. And moths, drawn to the lamplight on a summer's evening, hold their own fascination too. Here is a small selection of my favourites, that our guests at Forest Holidays will be out spotting this summer.

Marsh Fritillary - A rare butterfly that has been making a quiet comeback recently in damp marshy areas. I've not spotted them at Deerpark yet, but I'd like to bet that you'll find them down by the loch at Strathyre. Look for a mosaic of vibrant brown, reds and oranges which fade after a few days and leave a shiny appearance.

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