Red Admiral

Being Summer the garden is a-buzz with insect activity and this year we’ve seen a lot more Monarch Butterflies – this may be due to a recent drive to increase their numbers in our town – it’s certainly nice to see when campaigns pay off. They’re remarkably difficult to capture though as we see them most often tumbling through the garden seldom landing on anything within shot. We have three swan plants in our garden now and it looks like there are some eggs on their leaves.
Anyway, this is a visitor who calmly waited for me to grab the camera and then happily posed for some shots. They’re the only one we’ve seen this summer (so far) and they’re looking a bit tatty round the edges. I’m woefully ignorant on any details since all I know is the name and how to recognise them.


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