Sunday, August 26, 2012

butterfly heaven

For the first time this year the air is full of butterflies.  One can see why the buddleia is called the butterfly bush. There was even a solitary painted lady on the bush amongst the dozens of red admirals, peacocks and tortoiseshells. Below are two pictures of a female wall brown and friend. Wall browns are usually very skittish and hard to photograph but the weather has been so wet they are probably desperate to refuel.



Anonymous said...

So wonderful when I tune in here and actually see a plant we have on Long Island!! Even have these same butterfly bushes in the garden!
there's a but of Cornwall here after all!

Anonymous said...

A bit of Cornwall...darn Ipad auto spellcheck!!

Spot said...

but(t) of Cornwall seems very appropriate just now as it continues to rain!