Thursday, 30 March 2017

Seasonal First - Comma


I love this season of 'firsts'. A Comma landed in the garden today in the spring sunshine. May there be many more!

The larvae of this species feed off nettles in areas where hops are not plentiful. Our own wild nettle patch is growing fast and I have been surprised by the number of toadstools it seems to attract!

7 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful photo! I still haven't seen any butterflies at all this year!

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photo of the Comma - still not seen any butterflies in the garden here but hopefully it won't be long! :) I love this time of year too - I think Spring is my favourite Season.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

I'm not exactly certain but I think it was a comma I saw someone nearly step on (by accident) last week. Fortunately it flew up in time. I've noticed quite a few very large bees though - and a bee-fly.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous butterfly and capture. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Saw my first one at the weekend, the orangte colour a dead giveaway in flight even at a slight distance

amanda peters said...

Lovely photo ...

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely colouring, good photo.

Sending my good wishes for April ... the months are flying by!

All the best Jan