Friday Flowers

Beautiful, dreamy butterfly macros…

Gwirrel's Garden

So, a little misleading this week; it really ought to be Friday Furries or Friday creepy crawlies.
I’ve been stockpiling photos and being very tardy with posting them, so please get yourself a drink before settling down for this post.

As we slide into August the butterfly peak has probably passed us, although I’m sure usually it’s around now that my numbers peak but as the weather has been good this year most plants have bloomed earlier.

Gatekeeper numbers this year haven’t been so good, I do wonder whether it’s due to the lack of Ragwort or other factors beyond my control – rainy weather early on? Their larval food source was cut? Natural peak and fluctuation?
Gatekeeper macro

Gatekeeper Macro

There have been a few small skippers around, but lately they have disappeared. I was perhaps a little too obsessed with stalking them around the garden…
Small Skipper


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