A couple of nice freshly emerged butterflies in the garden in the last couple of days. Small Copper and tonight on my return from work a lovely chocolate brown Speckled wood. Small Copper is a bit unusual in my suburban garden but Speckled wood makes a daily appearance with several noted on some days. Not bad to say that the garden is about 35ft in length by 20ft width. It is however one of the few gardens locally with plenty of native flower species in. I have even sacrificed the lawn for Dog Daisies, Self heal, Violets, red campion and Buttercups. Still it was buzzing with fly life this Sunday. The following butterflies have also made an appearnace so far this spring, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Small and Large White, Green Veined White, Comma, Peacock as well as Holly Blue. Alas no Small Tortoiseshell.
Speckled Wood Parage aegeria Carlton Notts 20th May 2013