Sub- header

Sub- header

Friday, 2 August 2013

Butterfly bonanza

At around 7.15am this morning, I ventured out into the garden and was surprised to see a Hairstreak on the Hebe, it turned out to be a Purple Hairstreak that soon flew to the middle of the garden where I lost it, a first for the garden and unusual to see this species so low down, too. Meanwhile on the Buddlea, a cloud of butterflies were seen including 10 Peacocks, 6 Large Whites, 3 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Red Admiral, a Meadow Brown, a gatekeeper and first one and then 2 Painted Lady butterflies recent migrants from across the continent. The first one spent much of its time on flowers at the very top and back of the bush, although both Butterflies were a little easier to see later on.

No comments: