JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF THE LOVELY BUTTERFLIES THAT ARE TO BE FOUND AROUND SOUTHPORT

Photos by Pat Regan

Spare a thought for our fantastic UK butterfly species and plant a few wild flowers and shrubs for them to thrive…

Pictured above is: Painted lady

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Speckled Wood

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The Wall

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Small tortoiseshell

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The Peacock
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The Comma

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The Hedge Brown (Gatekeeper)

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The Meadow Brown

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The Common Blue

With land loss due to development and pollution etc it is getting harder for many species to survive. However, a few species are doing well and we can help them by planting food giving shrubs and leaving a few wild places in gardens to host essential plants like nettles.

More here: http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/local-butterflies-around-southport.html

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