Thursday, October 10, 2013

very last of the summer wine

It was a brilliant if cool sunny day today, and there were several tortoiseshell and red admiral butterflies fluttering about, feeding before their long winter hibernation. There was also a crowd of small coppers (top picture), the last of several generations this year. Later generations are supposed to be larger but these were very small if bright butterflies. And there are still a lot of bumblebees around making honey while the sun shines.


Anonymous said...

Everyone's getting ready to hunker down! Tara

Lesley FW said...

This drop in temperature will see me looking for somewhere to hibernate too!

carletta said...

When I was unpacking at home, a peacock butterfly flew out of my clothes! I put it on a plant but now can't find it!