Orange Tip Easter Surprise

 

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17th April 2017.  After failing to get any images of orange tips last week I was delighted when this beauty settled in my garden for over 15 mins, allowing me to get as many shots as I wanted.

otDSC_0376aThese are gorgeous spring butterflies.  In France they are called rising sun whilst the old English name is lady of the woods, much nicer than orange tip.

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Holly blue on hebe.

Despite temperatures being half of what they reached last week and a northerly wind, it’s nice to see activity in the sheltered garden.  Holly blues are still around, also speckled wood and comma.

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Holly blue on conifer.

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Lots of bees in the garden also.  The one in the image above has the quaint name of hairy-footed flower bee.

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