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Butterflies on the Buddleia

Over the last few of weeks, the Buddleia bush in our small back garden has been attracting dozens of butterflies.

The Small Tortoiseshells first appeared before being joined last week by Painted Ladies, Red Admirals, and even Small Whites (although they seem to prefer the lavender we planted at the front of the house).

I just counted the butterflies on the bush right now. It’s a sunny day and the bush is alive with visitors:

  • 12 Painted Lady butterflies
  • 2 Peacock butterflies
  • 3 Red Admirals
  • 1 Small White
  • Numerous bees and hoverflies

Here’s some photos of the visitors today.

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