Wordless Wednesday – Sunny September Strawflower and Red Admiral drinking Nectar at Wimpole Hall September 17, 2014 / Julie Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum) Wimpole Hall Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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The Red Admiral was incredibly obliging, ignored me and was just intent on nectaring.
We were blessed with great weather again at the weekend, it was lovely to see lots of Red Admirals about enjoying the sunshine too.
Lovely. Hasn’ t it been a wonderful year for butterflies?
I am glad you have seen lots but here its not been as good as last year, which considering the long dry summer has been a surprise for me.
Well done…Quite lovely.
Hi Charlie, thanks, it was the first time I have been head on to a Butterfly with a camera in my hand.
Thanks, we have also had some Red Admirals in my own garden this week as well as a few Commas and small whites. Must be this late dry September sunshine.
Not long after I started my nature photography blog three years ago I was surprised to find that the red admiral seems to be native on both sides of the Atlantic.
That is a surprise, I had not realised and had thought they were a native to here. Your blog is really beautiful, I really enjoy your posts. 🙂
What tipped me off to the wide range of the red admiral was a post from Germany that showed one. It’s still not clear to me which side of the Atlantic this species started on, but it’s familiar on both.
I’m glad you’re enjoying my views of nature in Texas, a place that’s mostly quite different from where you are. Someday I hope to see the English countryside and not just London (which I’ve been to twice).
Lovely, Julie. We’ve had many admirals but fewer monarchs this year.
Hi Cynthia, Monarchs are not native over here and are extremely rare to see, I have only seen photographs, hoping one day to see one in the wild.
I love Red Admirals. Some year they are very plentiful around here, but this year there were just a few.
I have read on the UK Butterflies site, that the Red Admiral is primarily a migrant to here, coming in from warmer parts of Europe and that although in the south of the UK it now is considered a resident, they do not survive our cold winters. I wonder if your exceptionally harsh winter is a factor.