Isn't Nature Wonderful!

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We have had a harsh start to the year with snow and frosts (minus 2 last night). Having a wander round the garden and admiring the snowdrops which have been good this year and there is a butterfly - A small tortoiseshell enjoying the nectar. A grabshot with the KP and Sigma 105mm Macro. So are there insect experts on here to advise? Is this a newly emerged butterfly or, with the ragged edges to the wings, some sort of survivor from last summer. Anyway, a nice surprise in Lancashire this early in the year.
28/02/2021 - 17:30psburnley
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Link Posted 28/02/2021 - 21:46
Nice shot, we had one or two but they never settled they were being carried along in the strong winds the other day. I suspect this is last years who probably survived the winter in a shed or somewhere warm.


Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 08:22
Agree with David.... just out of hibernation.... we've Peacocks around here, too... and it is -1.5 Centipede this morning!!
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Link Posted 02/03/2021 - 17:47
Thanks. Information passed on to me says there are several butterflies which hibernate. I have researched it and have added to my knowledge. Just hope it comes up in a pub quiz sometime!

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