It was a late summer bonus because I had read just a few days earlier that numbers of red admirals
had fallen this year.
Attracts black swallowtail, giant swallowtail, Monarch, painted lady, pipevine swallowtail, queen, question mark, red admiral
, red-spotted purple, zebra longwing, zebra swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, eastern tiger swallowtail, variegated fritillary, viceroy, eastern comma, gulf fritillary, mourning cloak, anise swallowtail and other species of butterflies.
His latest album, Mavanga, is available online through Britain's Red Admiral
Fine Parchment went up 28lb last season after winning three races from seven starts, while Red Admiral
has been off the track since February 2010 after sustaining an injury in a Grade 2 novice chase at Kempton.
Most of the red admirals
we will see over the next few weeks are the offspring of migrants from Europe, which were flying around our gardens in May and June before mating and laying eggs.
The Red Admiral
is a powerful flyer, with expansive wings (wingspan 45-60 mm) and a cylindrical body.
Numbers of red admiral
and peacock butterflies has taken a dive
has proved consistent, although he was no match for Punchestowns at Newbury in November, since when he has benefited from a break, trainer Charlie Mann said yesterday.
, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell all love Buddleja.
Wildlife-friendly plants are a plus for the Snowdonia Wildlife Gardening Partnership awards: pictured, a red admiral
on a buddleia
But at least I learned about them - I know a Meadow Brown from a Painted Lady - which is why I can apologise for us wrongly captioning a Small Tortoisehell as a Red Admiral
in a photo the other day.
Keep clumps of nettles Many common garden butterflies, such as the red admiral
, comma and small tortoiseshell, lay eggs on stinging nettles.