Female Orange-Tip Butterfly
The highlight of our walk around the field edges at Pye Flat Meadow. I’d spotted the Milk Maids/ Ladies Smock plants and just said that these were plants favoured by Orange-tip butterflies, when GG spotted one on this plant. They are very small and well camouflaged in this kind of environment. I suspect she’ll do something more arty with hers. So time spent getting in touch with BT when I came home as my internet wasn’t working, apparently an area problem, but it’s back on again now.
It’s just over a month since I went looking for them on the hillside above where I live.
A morning visit to Penistone to buy fruit cake from Tracey at The Country Market, followed by a visit to Barnsley Hospital for a Lumbar Bone Scan and then a meet up with GG and Buddy for lunch at Cannon Hall Garden Centre, which was very good.
Disaster struck in the greenhouse while I was away. I'd left the door open and it looks like a pheasant came in to pick up seed from the floor and I’m guessing a cat followed. Some of my plants were knocked over and I discovered a pile of pheasant feathers in the far corner of the greenhouse - no body though. Maybe the cat carted it away.
I’m just sitting now! I had to take some Ibuprofen when I can home but its been a good day ... and the sun has shone.