Butterfly season is underway, and so far I’ve had quite good numbers in comparison to other years. Normally I don’t get ‘the big ones’ until later in the year but I’ve already had Peacock, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell. I’ve also had a few whites and Speckled wood. It will be another couple of months before the Gatekeepers arrive though.
The flutters are perhaps the main reason I’m hesitant to move. I’ve never seen so many before and have to wonder if it’s good luck or really down to the long privet hedge? Perhaps there’s a different factor I haven’t yet discovered but I will feel so bad if the next house I move to has barely any Butterflies at all.
Can you spot the butterfly in the photos??
Early in the year the flutters don’t often sit around for long, and definitely don’t allow me to get close so it was nice to be able to stalk this Small White.
I also spotted this fat Caterpillar, most likely some sort of Moth – maybe a Silver-Y or Yellow Underwing as I see them fairly regularly.
The little feet look like suction cups! Never realised this before and wonder whether this is where the design for suctions came from???
That’s it for the safari, most of the images need to be saved for the blogger’s bloom day post during the week!