Our walk was only two miles with 380 feet of ascent and descent from the car park at Ranmore Common.
This field to the east of the car park had been well grazed by cattle.
Traversing Steer's field and heading westwards past the beech wood rich with beech nuts...
This blue butterfly was very cooperative, allowing my camera to get within a few inches away for this shot. It is worn out. How I wanted it to be an Adonis Blue. It may be but to me is too battered to confirm that and may be a Common Blue; any ideas anyone? Many of its scales are lost.
It flew into the meadow and looked as though it was crawling through the grass. The following shots were from some meters away and zoomed in.
It really looks as though it was laying eggs.