BUTTERFLIES

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

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jun 25, 2023 8:45 pm

I had a Comma in the garden today. The first for a couple of years.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:03 pm

Nice one to have JS. Not seen one this year at all.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jul 19, 2023 8:49 pm

A good day for butterflies in the garden today. The butterfly bush was living up to it's reputation. :) Red Admirals, Peacocks, Large and Small Whites and a Meadow Brown for good measure. :nod:

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 19, 2023 9:11 pm

That is great JS. Seen a comma a couple of days ago, and holly blues are getting out and about.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Jul 25, 2023 7:34 pm

The sun came out again today and so did the butterflies. The highlight was a Small Copper.
I have read that Red Admirals are having a good year but no-one is quite sure why. Apparently in normal years most of the UK's RAs have migrated from continental Europe with only a few home grown. The thinking is that the home grown ones have had a better than usual season.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 26, 2023 8:35 pm

There seems to be a glut of red admirals and peacock at the moment down here. Good spot with the small copper.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 27, 2023 7:42 pm

Another bumper day for butterflies today. The Red Admirals and Peacocks were joined by a pair of Brimstones and numerous whites. I also caught a glimpse of a Holly Blue.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Aug 02, 2023 7:49 pm

Two Gatekeepers appeared today. There was a good show of other butterflies even though the weather was vey changeable.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Willpar » Wed Aug 02, 2023 8:27 pm

Good to have jS. Not been out for a couple of days due to rain.

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Re: BUTTERFLIES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Aug 10, 2023 7:46 pm

A good day for butterflies today. I counted 7 different species. :nod: :butterfly: :butterfly: :butterfly: :butterfly: :butterfly: :butterfly: :butterfly:

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