Thursday, 9 August 2012

butterfly bonanza

There has been a serious lack of butterflies this year, not only in our garden, but nationally too. The butterfly Conservation are inviting people to take part in the Big Butterfly Count - it isn't too late to take part - you still have until the end of August to submit your findings.
Today, though, all our concerns seemed unfounded
Today I was in my garden surrounded by colour and noise, with butterflies everywhere I looked along with hoverflies and bees covering the marjoram and buddleia. I am sure many of you have been experiencing something similar to this.

small tortoiseshells and peacock




Comma, peacock and small tortoiseshell

comma and small tortoiseshell

peacock, small tortoiseshell and comma

gatekeeper and meadow brown

large whites

small tortoiseshell

large white