Thursday, July 19, 2007


The colours purple, pink, lavender and white permeate the garden here at downshifthingpath and one of my favourite occupations is to sit and watch the butterflies visit the buddleias. I think its a red admiral, not sure as I am only just discovering the beauty of these creatures,


Anonymous said...

I don't know the english name but in french they are called "paon du jour", which means "day peacock". They depend on nettles to grow (the caterpillars will eat nettles)... I really like their colours ! I see one of them every day here in my small city garden.


Shropshire Girl said...

This is a Peacock Butterfly, so called because of the 'eyes' on its wings. I have seen very few this season. Also no Red Admirals or Orange Tips which I think is very worrying.