Comma on buddleia

Eye Spy Nature in August

Buddleia provides fantastic nectar for summer butterflies. On sunnier days this month there are many butterflies on the wing, feeding up ahead of hibernation. You can easily spot small copper, comma, speckled wood, red admiral and Peacock.

The second flowering of yellow gorse and the odd patch of ragwort provides food for honeybees and hoverflies, the latter being the food plant for the stunning cinnabar moth.

A pair of pretty, neat, hybrid ducks are staying close to the boardwalk, probably a mallard and domestic cross.

Small skipper on ragwort

Small skipper on ragwort © Robin Hart

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