Tag Archives: Tortoiseshell

Butterflies flutter by.

At the risk of boring you,  the butterflies only flutter by after they have had a pit stop at the nectar bar in the front garden. The nectar bar I’m referring to is Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum given to me by … Continue reading

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Flying visitors keep coming.

There is no stopping the butterflies that keep coming to the garden. As well as the normal visitors that we usually have, we have had a couple of firsts, for this garden anyway. You also have to watch where you … Continue reading

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Our visitors have arrived!

All summer I have been waiting for our visitors to arrive, but with all the rain and cold wind that we have been having, there was no chance, until a few days ago. That morning started off very misty and … Continue reading

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More flying colours

I spoke too soon when I said that we hadn’t seen any Tortoiseshell butterflies at the beginning of August. We are now inundated with them! As soon as we step into the garden clouds of them fly around before landing … Continue reading

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