Flutters of butterflies have been enjoyed in this Perthshire garden. I am delighted, especially as I keep reading on other blogs that sightings have been low this year. I’m happy to report butterflies are thriving up this way. This past week has seen the most Peacocks I’ve ever seen at any one time with five at one point – that I could see anyway. Other species visited with them too. For other areas this may be a small number but it’s definitely up for here.
The Buddleja ‘Buzz’ series bush in my front garden and a smaller one in my back garden (both white flowering) have attracted a least 3 species at any one time. Bees have joined them too. What fun it has been to count them all and record these sightings in my diary. The only downside to this bush is that it has outgrown the space having grown taller and wider than it was listed to be by the grower. I need to address that issue come Autumn.
I do hope other gardens have seen a boom in butterfly sightings and species this last week of August too. Please do share your sightings in a comment. I’ve been out with my camera collecting many photos and some of my favs are below. We had a dragonfly first this past month too. September is shaping up to be a fluttery one, let’s hope we get spells of sunshine for it to continue as long as possible :-)
to a wide range of pollinators, area behind buddleja bush, August 24th.
still it was spotted by Small White butterfly on August 24th.
reveal pretty underside patterns like the ones on this Red Admiral.
every year here, this post needs to end with another image of it.
Fingers are now crossed for Comma butterflies in September :-)
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in August 2016.