There is a vast array of insect species in the area, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, hornets . . .
There are 66 species of butterfly found in the UK, at least 18 species have been observed around the area
The Gatekeeper is fairly common butterfly and as its name suggests, does tend to be found near openings in hedgerows, although it also is seen around flowering plants and in gardens, this one is a female feeding on oregano
The Comma is a very distinctive butterfly, with its scalloped wings .In the 19th century, the British population of the comma crashed, thought to be caused by the hop production being cut back, however they have increased in number, and generalist species as this is, started to undergo a range expansion. In particular, comma butterflies have been seen to expand along the northern edge of its range towards Scotland and North Wales. This photo taken on 5th October shows the butterfly feasting on a fallen apple.