Painted Lady Butterfly Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 5: Painted Ladies

This week we had a visit from a Painted Lady…. …..No! Not that kind of Painted Lady; this is Monday Macro after all!   The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the Read more…

Today’s Butterfly Hunt

Today’s butterfly hunt started off very well indeed. ┬áBefore we’d even set off we were prancing around a Buddleia bush beside the car clicking our camera shutters. There were Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Peacocks, a Painted Lady and a Gatekeeper. A 45-minute drive north took us to Myers Allotment up Read more…

At last !!!!

At last……a Painted Lady in the garden. Adults are first seen in late March as they start to arrive on our shores and numbers build up in May and June as further migrants arrive from the continent. These breed and give rise to the next generation that peaks in early Read more…

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