Visions of past times

One of the memories of times gone by was the certainty that a Buddleia in full bloom would be covered in Red Admirals, Tortoiseshells and Peacocks.

Although we have had these butterflies at Gribin Isaf in ones and twos, not until yesterday was that vision brought back to life.


Conditions this year may have contributed as Painted Ladies have been passing through in numbers not seen before


but providing habitats must be making a difference – this concentration of butterflies was not to be seen in the surrounding farmland.


When we dug out the large pond we made a bank behind which takes the sun all day and planted insect attracting shrubs including this white buddleia.



The Painted Ladies have favoured a nearby thistle patch on a mound sheltering the apiary




Tortoiseshells were also present


as was a Skipper


4 thoughts on “Visions of past times

Leave a Reply to bethcole15 Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s