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Last year when I walked my favourite walk I noticed many Ringlet butterflies - this year . . . not a single one and instead we have lots of Orange Tip butterflies - it is a female in the picture . . . Fennie mentioned that he has noticed a lot of Dandelions this year - there are lots on the grass verges by the road up here - but very few where we live . . .so have you noticed a change in the insects and plants where you live.

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Posted at 28th May 2010 - 09:52AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Picture of the Day Comments: 6

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Westerwitch's Avatar Mind you having said there are no Dandelions there are just a few down our track and as you can see the Orange Tips love them.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th May 2010 at 09:54AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Loads of Dandylions in the lawn this year(Embarassed)
but the bees like them so I don't mind.
Not alot of butterflies around yet but we did have a shield bug on the wall of the house last month(I think he was lost!).

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 28th May 2010 at 11:29AM

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Puffin's Avatar Make some wine--but don't drink too much

Posted by: Puffin on 28th May 2010 at 12:05PM

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Butterflies are few and far between over here. Has to do with the high rates of insecticides used virtually everywhere. Sad

Posted by: Rob-bear on 28th May 2010 at 03:21PM

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Faith's Avatar Tons of dandelions here - that's a lovely bright pic WW.

Posted by: Faith on 28th May 2010 at 04:08PM

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KittyB's Avatar We have a few orange tips - I love to see them, a harbinger of summer, like the swallows and the cuckoo.

We also have masses of large whites and cabbage whites, small tortoiseshells, red admirals, commas, wall browns and peacocks.

Posted by: KittyB on 28th May 2010 at 07:46PM

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