A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Friday, 7 February 2020
First Butterfly of 2020
I checked the patio yesterday hoping to see a Drone Fly on the Bergenia but instead I spotted a Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) - my first butterfly sighting this year - basking in sunlight on the patio doors.
It then fluttered down onto the Bergenia and started nectaring.
Then more sunbathing on the kitchen window.
Without doubt the highlight of the day if not the week :)
Photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.