Buzzing and fluttering

It’s been good to see lots of bees and butterflies on the plot flowers over the past couple of weeks.  I think that it’s been the best year yet for butterflies both in terms of numbers seen and different types.  Yesterday morning I stood and watched common whites, small skippers, gatekeepers and common blues on the candytuft Sparkles.

Bees certainly like the cosmos and teasels as seen here, the latter one sharing with a rather tatty butterfly.


There have also been some day flying moths around as well including this one on a sunflower Musicbox which I’m fairly sure is a Silver Y.

There was some rain during Friday night but the forecast for the coming week is continuing dry and warm, with temperatures thankfully dropping back to the low 20s F/70’s C during the week.

Have a good week!


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26 Responses to Buzzing and fluttering

  1. Caro says:

    I see mostly cabbage whites here, usually on the kales! I have lots of bees here though which can make for very absorbing viewing. The rain on Friday was very welcome, 2 hours of steady rain; it seems we’re all looking forward to slightly cooler temperatures but I hope the weather stays sunny! Wishing you an enjoyable week. xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro they’re the most noticeable ones on the allotments, and the least welcome. They sure do. It certainly was, but nowhere near enough.
      Thanks, and for you too. xx

  2. CJ says:

    It’s been great to see so many butterflies this year hasn’t it. I love your photo of the common blue, so pretty. I have a marjoram which is a magnet for butterflies and bees every year, it’s brilliant. The artichokes were fantastic for bees as well, down at the allotment. Fingers crossed for a little rain soon! CJ xx

  3. menhir1 says:

    A plot buzzing and fizzing with small wildlife. The blue butterflies are so pretty and a balletic delight. Your floral displays are competing well, too. 😉


  4. Jade says:

    Beautiful! Love them all – bees, butterflies, moths and flowers! I think they enjoy the hot weather!
    So you’ve finally got a bit of rain and lower temperature. No wonder you sound happy here!
    Thanks and same to you!

  5. Lovely pictures and definitely a silver Y which fly day and night. Just spent the morning in the woods admiring the butterflies as this a very good year! Xx

  6. Liz says:

    What a pretty sight! Your plot was certainly a busy gathering spot for the bees and butterflies. We need rain so badly here. It’s been in the 90’s F, and humid. Perhaps we’ll be blessed with rain and cooler temps soon.

  7. mamacazz says:

    Love the colourful pictures, and there are a lot of butterflies about this year. Some Like It Hot methinks!
    I do like teasels and don’t see them often.

    • Flighty says:

      Mamacazz hello, I’m glad you like them and there sure are. I think you’re right.
      Me too, that’s a shame I always grow a couple on the plot. xx

  8. Doris Potter says:

    Lovely shots Flighty!

  9. snowbird says:

    Lovely to see all the wildlife, that common blue is just lovely. The bees are swarming over my teasel too, seems to be a bee

  10. Jo says:

    It was only a few weeks ago that I was saying I hadn’t seen many butterflies around but I’ve seen lots since, especially on holiday. The varieties I saw in Cornwall were different to those I see at home, here the cabbage whites are most common as well as peacocks but I saw a lot of fritillaries in Cornwall.

  11. Sharon says:

    The weather is amazing, those that buzz and flutter have been out in force. Great photos.

  12. Hello Mike, lovely butterfly pictures, especially of the blue one! We’ve had some good downpours here over the past couple of days. A great relief ! I hope the rains have given your garden a good soaking too!
    Take care and happy plotting xx

  13. nikkipolani says:

    Oooh, that common blue is anything but. Such a nice shot on the candytuft.

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