Category Archive: Butterflies

A badger cub & painted lady in pollinator paradise!

Yew View looked simply stunning in the sunshine this week. Everything is bursting into flower and it is, quite literally, a pollinator’s paradise! The wild flower meadow we planted last year is looking… Continue reading

Big Butterfly Count…and some photography!

After last year’s dreadful summer for butterflies, the recent warm weather seems to have been very favourable and my garden has been alive with fluttering, particularly around the buddleias, of course! I haven’t… Continue reading

Last of the summer butterflies

With so many different exciting projects going on at the moment, time has flown past and I realised I have not blogged for a week or so… and still have images I took… Continue reading

Listen to the hoverflies!

Whilst in Lichfield market today, I took a quick look at the plant stall, as I usually do! Over the last month or so I have been on the look out for nectar-rich… Continue reading

Buddleia Heaven

Buddleia are well-known for their nectar rich flowers and their ability to attract lots of insects. In fact, they are often know as the ‘butterfly bush’. I have 4 different species in my garden and… Continue reading

Weekend bees and butterflies

With the lovely weekend weather, I saw both orange tips and speckled wood butterflies in the garden. Spent half an hour with my camera up the bridle path which is opposite my house.… Continue reading


The last few days of warm sunshine have meant that the overwintering butterflies have ‘come to life’ . I have seen a brimstone, small tortoishell and peacock in the garden over the last… Continue reading