This was the Butterfly that got my attention today and started off my Butterfly mood. It was special for me because I didn’t have any pictures of Ringlets. I am not sure why, it is quite common and I have seen them before but … No Ringlet collection so it is time to start one.
I am afraid that this butterfly might look a bit dull after the last two but that is partly down to the fact that it was a pretty dull and overcast day and that is very appropriate for a post about the Ringlet.
Ringlets are very dark coloured butterflies and they warm up quickly. Butterflies can not fly unless they are warm but Ringlets seem to prefer shade and avoid the heat of the sun, so they do fly on dull days when there isn’t much else about.. They also seek out shady places and you would not expect to find one out in an open meadow.
I like the little brown ones.