A new colony of White Admiral butterflies, first discovered last year in Lloyds Coppice has been confirmed as present this year. Thanks to the work of some of our excellent volunteer recorders Liz Rogers and Christine Littlewood. Photo c. Liz Rogers. Butterfly Conservation’s Dr Jenny Joy is coming over next week to take a look. These butterflies like feeding on bramble nectar along sunny rides, but they spend much of their lives in the canopy of oak trees basking in the sunshine and drink aphid honeydew.

Female adult White Admiral feeding on bramble in Lloyds Coppice, Ironbridge, Shrops showing upper and under wings.

Female adult White Admiral feeding on bramble in Lloyds Coppice, Ironbridge, Shrops showing upper and under wings.