Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Red Admiral butterfly

Who would believe this  ...


and this...


were one and the same?
And yes we did release it again.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies. I've been thinking in the last few years how much I miss seeing the Monarch butterfly in my part of the world. I then discovered that the population has radically declined and so there is an effort to plant milkweed which they feed on. I hope it is successful. Butterflies of any kind are a gift. Your Admiral is stunning.

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  2. Our garden centres sell swan plants with Monarch caterpillars on them in the hope of bringing the numbers back up again. They live on swan plants apparently. A very popular product I believe.

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