Saturday, August 16, 2014

Migrating butterflies decide to stay and breed in Norfolk: Country diary 50 years ago | Environment | theguardian.com

Migrating butterflies decide to stay and breed in Norfolk: Country diary 50 years ago | Environment | theguardian.com: "Norfolk

At the end of May, red admiral butterflies arrived in Norfolk as migrants from the South. It seems that most of them stayed here to breed, because a great many gloriously fresh specimens are now appearing everywhere. In the last few days I have seen them in profusion on purple buddleias in gardens, on the rosy flowers of hemp agrimony in the marshes, and on sea rocket and sea lavender along the coast. They are more numerous than the peacocks and small tortoiseshells which are also enjoying an exceptionally good season with us."



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