Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Butterflies and wild Flowers North Fife

Small White Butterfly freshly emerged and at rest on a Campion flower tonight at my home in north fife. It just so happens that we planted out some cauliflower and cabbage seedlings today so we will know what to expect. Below another shot of Campion flowers, this time with a visiting fly.

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