With the arrival of August and September, there is a hint in the weather that Autumn is not far away. In my local wealden woods, single brooded summer butterfly species have finished and have been replaced by those species that have two or three broods in a year.
However, nature provides an important nectar source for these late season insects. At this time of year a blueish haze borders many woodland rides as the flowers of Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) burst into colour.
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)