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swallowtail butterfly on pelargonium Martha Washington


swallowtail butterfly on pelargonium Martha Washington

I planted some colourful blooms in front yard and this little guy (girl?) acts like a kid in a candy store. It prefers red to yellows or blues.



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They are beauties

21 Jun, 2016

 

I love to see them dancing around, Bathgate.

21 Jun, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thats wonderful Klahanie we have one of the only places where they breed in Norfolk I'm always going to try to spot one but never have the only place I've seen them is on holiday in France ...

21 Jun, 2016

 

Thank you Amy. What kind of butterflies do you have around Norfolk?

22 Jun, 2016

amy
Amy
 

We have the Swallow tail it breeds at a place called How Hill on the Norfolk Broads they feed off Milk Weed its one of the few places its grows , we have The Browns ,The Whites,The Fritillaries including the Red Admiral, The Peacock etc. The Blues , The Skippers, mainly small butterflies there are definitely far less than there use to be , the Swallow Tail is the rarest , I set a small wild flower garden area this year which is just beginning to flower I'm hoping it encourages more butterflies & Bees this year ...

22 Jun, 2016

 

You have some beautiful butterflies Amy.
We have Victoria Butterfly Gardens not too far from us with hundreds of free-flying butterflies available for everyone to enjoy within a controlled indoor tropical environment. There are up to 75 species from around the world represented in their gardens. Fun place to visit especially with children.

23 Jun, 2016

amy
Amy
 

That would be a heavenly place to visit Klahanie , we use to have something similar in Norfolk but it closed down maybe our cold winters plus the upkeep was just too much of an expense ,some of the butterflies where huge and such brilliant colours ...

23 Jun, 2016



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