BUTTERFLIES

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby nuthatch » Tue May 09, 2017 4:56 pm

:butterfly: :woohoo: :D
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:00 pm

I had a small yellow butterfly whizz past me in the garden today. It did not hang around for me to get a better look. I have no idea what it was. :shrug:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Loads of flutterbies in the garden today. Nothing rare or exciting,just the usual suspects but it was good to see so many. :butterfly: :)
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:35 am

Opened the wheelie bin this morning and an orangey/brown, browny/orange butterfly flew out once it had orientated itself by circling the interior a couple of times in a mad flap.
I think it was a Gatekeeper :unsure: :scratch:. I could tell that because it definitely flew off in a westerly (<<<<<<) direction, so really it must have been :nod:.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:21 pm

Placido wrote:Opened the wheelie bin this morning and an orangey/brown, browny/orange butterfly flew out once it had orientated itself by circling the interior a couple of times in a mad flap.
I think it was a Gatekeeper :unsure: :scratch:. I could tell that because it definitely flew off in a westerly (<<<<<<) direction, so really it must have been :nod:.

Gatekeeper or Meadow Brown :nod:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:08 am

Well, I thought that too :rolleyes:, but Meadow Browns always fly north and this deffo went west so it must have been a Gatekeeper.
Stands to reason .....
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:08 pm

Placido wrote:Well, I thought that too :rolleyes:, but Meadow Browns always fly north and this deffo went west so it must have been a Gatekeeper.
Stands to reason .....

Incontrovertible evidence :nod: Gatekeeper it was :butterfly:
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 pm

In spite of the cooler and changeable weather the butterflies have been finding their way into my garden. Nothing rare but all the usual suspects in fairly good numbers. It has not been a record year for butterflies but not a bad one either.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby Placido » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:15 am

My butterfly count soars as soon as the buddleia blooms and it has been beautiful this year :). Going brown now but the seeds are a welcome and popular winter food.
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Postby greenfinch2 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:37 am

I have a good looking Buddleia this year but very few Butterflies maybe to wet for them
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