At the bottom of the hill the water meadows reach from the woods to the river Avon. A footpath runs through from Dundas Aqueduct to Bathford. The meadows are full of flowers and insect life. The common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) may be common, but I rarely see it sitting still for long enough to photograph. Recent rainfall and evening sunshine caused this male to to sit calmly on a thistle. Common blue larvae feed on trefoils and clovers so the mixed grassy meadow provides good habitat.
The outer wings are coloured brown/blue with orange/black/white dots. This corresponds more to the colourway of the female’s upper wings.