Saturday, 27 August 2011

Red Admiral

There are still a few butterflies visiting the garden. Gate keepers and this striking red admiral butterfly.
It was once thought that all red admirals died out ion the winter months, replaced by butterflies the following the year flying across the channel. Due to the milder winters, a few red admiral butterflies do overwinter as adults as they are seen in January and February - too early to be migrants from the continent.

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