Can there be a more beautiful sight than a colourful butterfly on a flower? The slow-flapping of wings in a teasing manner, the dancing around all brings a child-like glee to the minds of an onlooker.
Among the varied species of insects, butterflies are the most poetic.
Red admiral is a large and strong-flying butterfly and common in gardens. This familiar and distinctive butterfly can be found anywhere in Britain and Ireland across all habitat types. Every spring and through the summer northward migrations occurs in variable extent and timing – from North Africa and continental Europe. The immigrant females lay eggs resulting in an emergence of new butterflies, from around July onwards. They continue flying into October or November and are typically seen nectaring on garden buddleias or flowering Ivy and on rotting fruit.