We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we hiked in to the lovely secluded lake to the northwest of Masck Farm. On the way there is a stretch of logging road that always seems to have more than the usual numbers of butterflies and more different species as well.
There is one group of these insects, the Fritillaries, that I find very elusive when it comes to getting good photos of them. This time I was lucky and the result is attached to this message. I'm still not sure which species this one might be as there is so much variation in the markings of this group. It's a lucky individual as it just missed being caught and eaten by a bird, instead sporting a space where part of the left hind-wing should be.