We were particularly thrilled to see the Painted Ladies drawing nectar from the Heliotrope in the parterre garden.
|NT Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk - parterre garden|
This is our list, but, of course, we continued to see other butterflies (which were not counted) after the allocated 15 minutes. The photos below the chart show a mix of the counted butterflies and the ones that escaped the survey.
|NT Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk|
|Brimstone in the flower border|
|Plants on which to feast the eye|
|A Comma in the wood|
|These magnificent Large White larvae were feasting on the Nasturtiums|
|Peacock on the Buddleia|
|Gatekeeper, to match the wall|
We also saw a large moth, which I shall try to identify before posting its photo. Watch this space. I have posted it on iSpot, but think I have now worked out what it is ...