Monday, 24 July 2017

Ringlet butterfly and other garden visitors

The sunny weather has been ideal for butterfly watching and as usual we have had several species visit our garden this year.
The most recent was a comma butterfly last Saturday.

One of the most recent and uncommon visitor to our garden is the ringlet butterfly.
This one is feeding on the blackberry flowers next to our pond.

The most common visitor is the speckled wood and then red admiral and then gatekeeper. A few small tortoiseshell and this year only a few painted lady so far (back in May) but maybe more to come from the second generation.

Small white butterflies are also fairly common visitors. Out of the blue butterflies (that settle) the holly blue is most common in our garden.

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