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Butterflies

Post by Mike J » Fri Aug 02 2019 09:33

Hampshire Red Admiral feeding.
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Post by davelumb » Fri Aug 02 2019 11:57

Lots of Painted Ladies around this year.
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Post by Chris Hammond » Fri Aug 02 2019 19:10

And there's me looking forward to some saucy pics of Wendy Craig! :grin:

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Post by davelumb » Fri Aug 02 2019 19:17

Chris Hammond wrote:
And there's me looking forward to some saucy pics of Wendy Craig! :grin:
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Post by Mattjb » Fri Sep 13 2019 15:14

davelumb wrote:
Lots of Painted Ladies around this year.
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Article in the mail saying 30 times more painted ladies in uk this summer. Happens around once a decade apparently, last occurred 2009.
They arrive from Europe , I didn't realise they come from abroad.

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Post by davelumb » Fri Sep 13 2019 15:44

Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Lots of Painted Ladies around this year.
_7511056.jpg
Article in the mail saying 30 times more painted ladies in uk this summer. Happens around once a decade apparently, last occurred 2009.
They arrive from Europe , I didn't realise they come from abroad.
I heard about the boom year on the radio.

Red admirals also arrive from Africa and Europe. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife ... ed-admiral

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Post by Mattjb » Fri Sep 13 2019 15:54

davelumb wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Lots of Painted Ladies around this year.
_7511056.jpg
Article in the mail saying 30 times more painted ladies in uk this summer. Happens around once a decade apparently, last occurred 2009.
They arrive from Europe , I didn't realise they come from abroad.
I heard about the boom year on the radio.

Red admirals also arrive from Africa and Europe. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife ... ed-admiral
Seems crazy to think that a creature so fragile looking can travel those distances!

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Post by zodiac » Fri Sep 13 2019 19:08

Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Lots of Painted Ladies around this year.
_7511056.jpg
Article in the mail saying 30 times more painted ladies in uk this summer. Happens around once a decade apparently, last occurred 2009.
They arrive from Europe , I didn't realise they come from abroad.
I heard about the boom year on the radio.

Red admirals also arrive from Africa and Europe. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife ... ed-admiral
Seems crazy to think that a creature so fragile looking can travel those distances!

Depends which way the wind is! If they're travelling with the wind they're doing it almost 'free' so to speak. Thousands of miles in to a headwind though, is a different matter!
I've seen some gardens around here absolutely infested with painted ladies, a hundred or more at time.
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