More butterflies

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And still the butterflies come to the garden in large numbers! After the Painted Lady invasion of a couple of weeks ago, this week we have had many Small Tortoiseshell butterflies and a few Peacock butterflies.

Out on a walk on Thursday we came across a group of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries (I think this is what they were but find them difficult to distinguish!) on some thistles. We have not seen any Fritillaries for a few years.

The lovely poppy in our garden was being visited today by numerous of these dainty Marmalade Hover Flies. Don’t you just love the name? We see a great many of these in our garden.