Small Tortoiseshell, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Small Tortoiseshell, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Small Tortoiseshell, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: Have never seen so many Small Tortoiseshells on the hills before. Lots of individuals sunbathing on dark substrates such as earth paths, stone or wood. We also observed a close association with nettles at various sites across the hills. You have to say t

Have never seen so many Small Tortoiseshells on the hills before. Lots of individuals sunbathing on dark substrates such as earth paths, stone or wood. We also observed a close association with nettles at various sites across the hills. You have to say that these butterflies are quite stunning when you get to see close-up – one of nature’s gems!