Silver-washed Fritillary -Sustead Common (photo from the internet)
Yesterday she were with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust on Sustead Common, doing the initial site visit, as part of their Wildlife in Common project. Our aim, through participating in the programme, is to achieve County Wildlife Site status for the Common. As we were stood discussing the details of Early Purple Orchid habitat management, a large orange fritillary butterfly appeared in the Oaks, right in front of us. The most likely species of this family, in this location, is Silver-washed - which breed further along the Cromer Ridge. Unfortunately it didn't stay long enough to have it's photo taken. Still, 'every little helps' towards CWS recognition!