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You wait ages for one….

………then they all come at once! After the bone dry start to the spring which provoked a hosepipe ban, followed by rain, rain and more rain, I’d all but given up on seeing any butterflies this year. However, in the last fortnight I’ve had more Peacocks, Red Admirals and Tortoiseshells on my buddlia than I …

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Butterfly Bingo…

After seeing literally hundreds of Cabbage Whites, a few Red Admirals, a couple of Tortoiseshells (one which had to be rescued from indoors!), a male Holly Blue, a Hedge Brown (see pic) and a camera-shy brown & white something-or-other, I have yet to spot the Holy Grail …..a Peacock Butterfly…

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Any colour – as long as it’s white…!

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of an abundance of multi-coloured butterflies, descending upon my small suburban garden to enjoy my so-called ‘butterfly bush’, but after waiting for what seems like an eternity for my buddleia to finally bloom, the only butterflies actually interested in the fabulous purple flowers are plain old cabbage whites. Now, I …

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Dragonfly Days…

One of my most favourite things in the word are those lazy summer Sundays, where the rest of the world is having a lie-in and I’m able to enjoy the hazy morning sunshine in my small suburban garden in peace. Today is the last day of July, and the sun has finally come out, bringing …

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