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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Autumn flowers; Autumn Lady's-tresses, Autumn Gentian and The Pride of Sussex plus butterflies galore especially Chalkhill blues on the South Downs of Sussex.

 Spot the orchid above, an Autumn Lady's-tresses overgrown by the other plants yet making a late diminutive spiral of white flowers which stand out if you are lucky enough to see them.

 Autumn Gentians stand out also amongst the other grasses and plants and are looking majestic.

"The Pride of Sussex", the Round-headed Rampion, the County flower of Sussex takes pride of place though.
 Scores of Chalkhill blue butterflies were about, some more worn out than others.
This male has lost many scales and big pieces of wing as it poses on "The Pride of Sussex".
What a great few hours today on the Downs.  And there was much more too not shown here.

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