Monday was a lovely day in the garden, the sky had scudding clouds and it was windy, for some reason the butterflies thought it a perfect day and fluttered about every time I passed any of the plants they were feeding from. The wind, of course, made it challenging to photograph them, but here are a few I managed to capture.
The first picture was in the morning, by early evening it had climbed up to the fronds of the fennel where they usually make their chrysalis.
There was a Swallowtail flying around in the morning but it wouldn’t settle to be photographed. I think it was confused as I have Brassicas in the same bed as the fennel, in fact they are now rather swamping the fennel so the butterfly could sense there was fennel somewhere about but couldn’t quite locate it. Just shows it’s worth planting different smelling things together to confuse predators. The fennel would have been more obvious when the eggs were laid of this caterpillar.