Butterflies!

mini_b

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A few butterflies, but I saw a lot of bumblebees the other day which was a nice surprise!
 

poiuytrewq

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The biggest dragon fly I’ve ever seen flew into the house yesterday! Luckily it did a circuit and safely back out. Gorgeous. I haven’t seen many butterflies.
 

Lexi_

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Not too many round here (quite urban) but we went for a walk up on Barbury Castle last weekend while we were staying down there and I’ve never seen so many butterflies in one place!
 

fankino04

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Not sure what's going on here then, hardly seen any butterfly's this summer and now finding lots of dead bees on paths 😢
 

coblets

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Not as many as 'thousands', but definitely seeing more butterflies than usual here (S.E, round London) - and more of a variety of species.
 

Asha

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I noticed this the other day, im seeing them on a daily basis now, as well as bees. Weve been planting lots of flowers around the yard so its great to see our efforts are worth it.
 

Keith_Beef

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No more dragonflies than any other year, but then there are no natural ponds or streams nearby and very few garden ponds (I know of only one within a radius of 500 metres).

Plenty of bumblebees, solitary bees and a fair few violet carpenter bees. I'm not so good at identifying butterflies, but there are plenty of cabbage whites and what I think are tortoiseshells.
 

splashgirl45

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you can all have my cabbage whites, they have decided that my veggie raised beds are the place to be. silly me i saved one from the dog this morning and yesterday saved one which was trapped in some netting, i could really do with them moving on though....
 

Birker2020

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Anybody else seeing thousands in the hedgerows this weekend? Dragonflies too.
Don't think I have ever seen such variety and numbers. Not sure if it is pesticide restrictions or just the odd weather but great to see.
Yes I have seen loads more than usual all of a sudden.

I've also seen 3 dead hedgehogs since Friday, so not sure what's happening and whether it can be attributed to our crazy weather.
 
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