Barlow Nurseries

Growers of trees, shrubs and hardy herbaceous perennial garden plants near Newport, Shropshire

Autumn wildlife

BaGaPhoMo, day 11

Autumn isn’t all about plants and flowers slow decline into hibernation; some of the wildlife in the garden is looking a bit autumnal too.   This speckled wood butterfly is looking a bit frayed…

Buttefly speckled wood feeding on Chelone obliqua flowers

Speckled wood butterfly – normally a tree top feeder, but ventures to lower levels (in this case onto Chelone obliqua) early and late in the season

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