Friday, 5 July 2013

Looking Up

I was in Kensington Gardens this sunny lunchtime, where a substantial patch of lawn near the Palace has been left to revert to flower meadow (or it might have had a helping hand, it's hard to tell). It's a beautiful sight just now, with tall grasses in flower, a rich ground cover of clover and bird's foot trefoil, and a spangling of dog daisies - on one of which, feeding, sat a Painted Lady, my first of the year! A fine fresh specimen it was too. Seeing it brought back memories of the prodigious  Painted Lady Summer of 2009... Suddenly my butterfly year is looking up.

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  1. How's your moth year looking?


    Dazzling Fly-by-Nights
    Moths at the American Museum of Natural History - WSJ.com

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324436104578579581536692160.html

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  2. Thanks Dave - beautiful images...
    My moth highlight of the year so far has been spotting an Elephant Hawk roosting at the foot of a vetch plant on a sunny afternoon.

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