Alas, today butterflies are becoming increasingly scarce, with many endangered and some actually extinct. The main cause of this scarcity is the destruction of habitat.
The British Isles has only fifty eight species of butterflies. We can all help these fragile creatures by adding a border to our garden. Butterflies are attracted to flowers by their nectar, their scent, and their colour. Those with the most nectar and sweetest scent, attracting the most butterflies.
The small copper loves fleabane. It's caterpillars feed on docks and sorrels. I grow both in the copse. I have everything in the garden that this small butterfly needs.
Seeds from Sherry have filled the garden with marigolds.....and they really are an absolute joy. They have filled the borders and pots with colour and have been used by many a passing butterfly. Tku my friend, for bringing colour into my life.........they are absolutely exquisite.
Have a bright and sunny week...............