Saturday, 20 November 2010 18:09
I love watching butterflies in the garden or when out and about on a walk. I was really pleased to get this picture of a Red Admiral whilst walking in the New Forest a few months ago. It is amazing to think that these fragile creatures make an epic journey each year to migrate to warmer climes.
They arrive here in spring, as migrants from southern Europe, some even from Northern Africa.
They breed here and then the new generation of butterflies fly south on high thermals when Britain gets colder. But with climate change, Red Admirals have been over wintering in Britain and surviving.
I just find this amazing!
"Making fairy dens was my favourite activity & it was so much fun!"
Year One Pupil at NHEHS