In the last two weeks I have seen more clouded yellow butterflies than I did in the last two years - which is not saying much because the last two years have been particularly poor for them.
Anyway, they have been all over the place lately, and today I found this little beauty feeding on fleabane in the late afternoon sun at Radipole.
Not very much I know but they never keep still for long.
What's worse is that they never hold their wings open so you never get to see their beautifully marked upperwings.
This next sequence was filmed at 60 frames per second so it plays back at half normal speed.
As it flies off you get just a glimpse of these lovely markings.
Another very attractive insect that has been much in evidence at Radipole lately is the migrant hawker dragonfly.
Here's a young male that has not developed all its colours yet.
Unlike the clouded yellow, which always migrates to this country from Europe, the migrant hawker is a common breeding species in Dorset.
It's called the migrant hawker because it has only recently started breeding here, and used to be only seen when it migrated across the English Channel.
It's quite possible that the clouded yellow will eventually do the same and become a regular sight every summer.