Butterfly Bounty

I saw this lovely short video on the BBC website the other day… take a look, it’s beautiful!

Butterfly Bounty


And a couple of other links too:

BBC Nature: Butterflies Bounce Back

BBC Nature: Bill Oddie and an English Meadow

I haven’t seen any butterflies yet – much too early here. Have you?

31 thoughts on “Butterfly Bounty

  1. Thanks for the links. No butterfly sightings yet but several weeks ago I did attend a great presentation about butterflies native to my state of North Carolina. Hope to try to learn to recognize more of them.

    • That must have been an enjoyable talk. I didn’t see so many last year, but hope the butterfly book I bought will come into use this summer. It’s so difficult to determine them when they don’t sit still! πŸ˜‰

  2. One flew by a couple of weeks ago, it was so quick and I was so surprised, I couldn’t make out which variety it was, it looked very dark. Just the other day while photographing snowdrops, there were a couple of bees enjoying some nectar. Thanks for the link, they were all beautiful!

    • It was a little different in Germany as we had torrential rain and floods for several weeks in May/June last year and that seemed to reduce the variety we saw in this area… so hoping for a better mix this year!

    • I have been looking out for bees, as the first crocuses are opening, but none sighted yet. However, the pussy willow is in bud and we usually get lots on that when it flowers! πŸ˜€

  3. This is a lovely post and great link, we had a great year for Butterflies last year with a long warm summer, the previous year of constant rain was a disaster though. The Butterfly conservation society encourages sitings to be recorded and I see there has already been a few sitings in my area, Peacocks, Brimstones, Red Admirals and small tortoiseshells. Hopefully warmer days will see more. πŸ™‚

  4. Two years ago it was AMAZING last year not so much 😦 It should be a lush green landscape here so maybe they will return πŸ™‚

    Hope you gets lots of them as well
    Have a great weekend!

    • It’s nice to see them in slow motion as most of them are far too fast to photograph – especially the Zitronenfalter which always seems to close its wings when it settles!

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