Friday, 18 April 2014

More Butterflies Appearing

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

This species lives in woodland and can be found in shady areas where the sun comes through the foliage. 
A native species that is easily disturbed, but if you do it will most likely return to the same spot soon after. 
I have seen quite a number over the last few days which suggests that it will be a good year for this species.




24 comments:

  1. you were lucky to find this specimen Roy, AND to get such lovely photos of it too; well done

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  2. Roy, I have really enjoyed your posts showing the emerging Spring especially as my area here in the Northern Utah mountains is just beginning to show new life. Love your cover photo too!

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  3. I think we'll have to rename you Mr. Butterfly Man? Another super set of images Roy, fingers crossed for a great butterfly year...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, "Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee." {:))

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  4. Hey Roy...Can't wait to see what this years butterfly species I will see, after last year poor year!

    Your getting a good year so far!! Yet another lovely shot of one, and sure does blend well with the woodland floor art!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes I think we will have a good year this time as it looks promising so far.

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  5. I hope it is a good year for them too. I don't know why but they are a favourite of mine.

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    1. I have seen more this year already than last John.

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  6. I do love the Speckled Wood. It was one of the first and one of the last types of butterfly I saw last year. You've taken some wonderful photos of it.

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  7. Geweldig mooi om nu al zo vroeg met zulke mooie beelden te kunnen komen.

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  8. Great images, have not seen any at the park yet, but did see a small white, first one of the year.

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  9. That is a pretty cool bug, Roy. I'm just getting caught up with you recent pictures. It is always fun to see that you have some of the same plants that we do, such as the Wood anemone.

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    1. Thanks Steve. Yes there are several species that are the same or pretty much the same family.

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  10. I've seen quite a few butterflies this spring especially Peacocks - hopefully it will be a good year for them all. Have heard the cuckoo a couple of times this week too - not that this has anything to do with butterflies:)

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    1. Not heard the Cuckoo yet D. Have heard a Nightingale though.{:))

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  11. Very nice this motley Meadow.
    I have also been seen but not yet photographed him.
    Sorry for my late response but I had no internet until last Friday.

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