Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here. Please also take a look at my main site BenLocke.co.uk
The Large Blue is widely distributed throughout Europe except for the extreme north and southern parts of Spain. The Large Blue became extinct in the UK in 1979, but has since been re-introduced, though it still remains a rarity. The best local site to me to see them is Daneway Banks managed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.