Green Fingers I Wish

Monday, June 01, 2009

Painted Lady Butterfly Pays A Welcome Visit

If you`re in the right place at the right time you may see clouds of butterflies which have travelled all the way from Morocco in North Africa to visit our shores here in the UK. Sightings of the Painted Lady have been reported to Butterfly Conservation since the last Bank Holiday weekend.

Apparently the heavy winter rains over in Morocco allowed good germination of the caterpillar food-plants. Emerging in mid February the Painted Lady butterflies began their long flight north to Northern Europe passing through Spain and France.

If you do see any, then Butterfly Conservation is interested in receiving your tracking reports which can be done online.

It`s great to know that we are having so many butterflies coming over here, we just don`t seem to see enough of them in recent summers.


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