Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Big Butterfly Count

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:

small white
large white
holly blue
small tortoiseshell
speckled wood

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:

Small tortoiseshell:

Holly blue on hemp agrimony:

You can submit your butterfly count here

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.


Amila Kanchana said...

I envy you! They are so beautiful!

Scriptor Senex said...

I want to live down South!

Helen said...

Well it is warmer down here - can you use that to convince Jo ;-) ?

Neil said...

Thats an impressive garden list.

Nice pics too!

Helen said...

Thanks Neil. It's a list in progress at the moment as I learn to identify all the smaller insects.