According to reports earlier this year (Watch out for the painted ladies
) we are likely to have a bumper year for these migrant butterflies. I hope that this will be the first of many visitors to my garden. My Buddleja davidii
are just coming into flower, so they will get a good welcome! The buddleja today were also attracting the first honey bees (Apis mellifera
) I have seen in the garden this year, as well as the usual white-tailed bumble bees (Bombus lucorum
) and many different types of hoverfly.