As he says, "It is always a great pleasure to sing at Glydebourne -- and my joy is enhanced on days off by walking the Sussex Downs and photographing the many rare orchids, flowers and butterflies.
Today was very special with so many lovely things to see topped by "The Pride of Sussex" the county flower of Sussex.
|Meadow Brown & Marbled White|
|François photographing "The Pride of Sussex"|
|Six-spot Burnet moth on "Pride of Sussex" flower.|
|The view to Chanctonbury Hill looking westwards.|
Click to enlarge to see "Pride of Sussex" flowers
|Knapweed flower bud bursting open into an exotic flower loved by butterflies|
|Mating Six-spot Burnet moths on a chrysalis from which a third Burnet moth is emerging|
|Small Purple & Gold moth|
|female Common Blue?|
|male Common Blue|
|A large Skipper|