Monday, 3 April 2017

New Spring Butterflies.

Spring has now arrived and several newly emerged species are to be seen on the wing.It is always a treat to see the first Orange Tip and at Wheelers Bay today a male was busily feeding on the flowers of the many Honesty plants that grow in any sheltered sunny spot.Another new species here was a male Holly Blue which occasionally stopped its brakeneck flight to nectar on any blooms.
Back at home a female Large White visited my garden to feed on the abundant flowers of our Berberis.This shrub is always a magnet for the bumblebees and also it seems, for this hungry White.