BUTTERFLIES

All the other creepy crawlies and animals that interact with your garden and the countryside
Willpar
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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Sat May 13, 2023 9:06 pm

Plenty of orange tips seen today.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri May 19, 2023 7:44 pm

This year has been particularly good for Holly Blues so far. It's fair to say I have plenty of ivy and a couple of holly trees in my garden which they like.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Fri May 19, 2023 7:48 pm

Hopefully it stays that way JS.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 08, 2023 7:43 pm

I found a Small Copper in the garden today. :) I have some Oxeye Daisies and it was feeding on one of those.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:19 pm

Not seen many these past few days, maybe they don't like the wind. But a small copper is a nice one to see js, good spot.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:10 pm

So there I was was watching my first Red Admiral of the year when down swooped a Blackbird and snatched it from where it had just settled.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:33 pm

Bad luck for the Red Admiral, but a good spot. To be honest JS, i am not seeing many butterflies lately.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 20, 2023 8:11 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:33 pm
Bad luck for the Red Admiral, but a good spot. To be honest JS, i am not seeing many butterflies lately.
Same here Willpar. That's why I was pleased to see the RA before it became the blackbird's tea. :(

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Wed Jun 21, 2023 10:27 am

In the past few weeks i have seen a few marbled whites, a small skipper? and one I don`t know as it may be a moth as it was quite hairy. But that's about it. apart from ones i see most days that are brown and a few that are a very dark brown.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 21, 2023 8:05 pm

The brown ones are probably Meadow Browns and the very dark ones could be Ringlets.

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