It is the autumn equinox, and we were all enjoying beautiful late summer sunshine. One last gasp of summer before the winter gales…I counted more than 40 Red Admiral butterflies on one Ivy bush in my garden. And there were masses of honey bees.
The underside of the wings look almost scaly.
I’m so pleased I left a clump of nettles up by the greenhouse as they are the only thing a Red Admiral caterpillar will eat.