Seen more butterflies than usual? 2019 is said to see an abundance of butterflies dues to the weather conditions. The ‘Painted Lady’ has not seen such numbers since 2009. These were taken a few weeks back.
Yes! the painted lady has a 10 year cycle where they dramatically increase in numbers, this is there year!
Not seen a single butterfly yet this year although perhaps I’m not looking hard enough.
As rare as rainbows!
After a number of years where I’ve hardly spotted a single butterfly, this year we are inundated with them. Must admit its nice to see them about
Not butterflies, but my usual 50+ Goldfinches haven’t reached more than 12 this year. The two big feeders remain in the attic.
We haven’t seen so many goldfinches either?
Nor here! 3 in total this year.
As were on the subject of wildlife, I would list butterflies that I’ve seen but don’t know yet what there all called.
So here’s a few things that have visited.
Wildlife in the garden this year.
Heron tried but ‘tried but not enough room for landing’
Blue tit families
Long tailed tits 100’s
Sparrows 1000’s and families
Bats visit nightly
Family of brown rats who know all about traps!
Neighbours cats until poppy chases them halfway up the road.
For a small garden it’s active, oh and I forgot occasional drone😁
you missed one !
Big Tits !
I wasn’t going to mention the missus for fear of retribution,
So back to butterflies
Friday night in Chesterfield … Loads of tits and wildlife .
Did the pubs turn out early then…
Not many Butterflies to be honest .
You need to get out more Callum
Just get eaten to death by midges up in that part of the world.