Right on time for the Big Butterfly Count the garden is suddenly filled with them.
Our list for the 15 minutes included the following species:
No gatekeepers, skippers or meadow browns today, but given how few of them there are about I think that's pretty representative.
Brimstone on field scabious:
Peacock on buddleia:
Holly blue on hemp agrimony:
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Since we did the count this morning we've had a red admiral and our first ever common blue in the garden. Suddenly it's not seeming that bad a year for butterflies at Frog End.