Despite the cold nights and cool days there is still a red admiral battling on in my garden into November.
Sitting aloft an elm leaf the red admiral shows signs of a previous encounter with a bird.
Wonder if it will be around next?
8 species of butterfly in the garden yesterday
A cracking Red Admiral
A Large Skipper
A Speckled Wood
And a Silver-washed Fritillary
It’s raining outside and there were only two moths in my trap overnight ….
So instead here is a lovely Red Admiral I photographed a couple of weeks ago when it was sunny
Well I’m now back from the Isles of Scilly and it looks like the first autumnal storms are around the corner. Here then are a few butterfly photos from the Isles of Scilly last week.
A glorious peacock – photographed on St Agnes on Thursday
A red admiral on flowering ivy on St Mary’s
A small tortoiseshell sharing a buddleja with a buff tailed bumblebee
A holly blue
A female common blue
And finally a helice (or pale form) clouded yellow from St Mary’s