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First Butterfly of 2008

Posted May 28 2009 12:18am
I woke up at 11am yesterday and as I stood upstairs i saw a Butterfly flitting around. The first Butterfly that has appeared and landed in the garden. I saw a cabbage white one before but it never touched down in my garden. This first Butterfly of 2008 alighted on the New Potato Leaves. I went downstairs half asleep and grabbed the camera and went to try to photograph him. I got three photos before he flew off again.
Summer must be coming nearer now the first Butterflys have appeared.This is a Speckled Wood Buttterfly. He must love the woodland buffer zone between the row of houses and the building site.
http://www.britishbutterflies.co.uk/asp/species.asp?vernacular=Speckled%20Wood
They are beautiful when they are sat still, wings open to catch the warming rays of the sun. I hope that the summer brings many more Butterfly encounters.
The warmed leaves have appealed to many flys, wasps, and bee's besides this Speckled Wood butterfly.They must get warmed by the sun during the morning and early afternoon.
Two more nights to go before I can garden and plant the allotment further.
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