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Merlin Report 2 Jul 2008 13:34

Lots in my Garden in Sussex,perhaps they will be around later in your area.**M**.

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 2 Jul 2008 13:14

Do you know, I hadn't thought of it until you said......and no, not much of anything......a couple of flies when it was hot, but that is about it....

......and TW my Mum always kept buddlias just to attract the butterflies......they loved their garden....

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 2 Jul 2008 12:14

I saw a brown one yesterday, and said to OH, not many about this year



Jill Report 2 Jul 2008 12:02

Strange but there is low number of butterflies this year,although early part of June profusion of meadow blues,the odd orange tip as well. Local nature reserve reports numbers down, reckon all that rain lasy year! Hertfordshire,by the way! Anyone remember seeing swallowtail butterflies when younger,never seen one since!!

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 1 Jul 2008 20:19

Betty, it's been a cold spring, they havent been about as much. They are around though and have been out in force in Norwich today.

Look out for buddlia in flower, they will be there, they love it.

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 1 Jul 2008 20:11

so they all got retirement home in devon and dorset then, thats not fair,

we had one here this year, but it was like a spooky kind of butterfly it came past window then flew away, never to be seen again


Amanda2003 Report 1 Jul 2008 19:43

I've seen some butterflies of various types but masses of them yet this year.

I've seen a reasonable amount of bees and one yesterday that was the size of a small mouse buzzing in my Hosta

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 1 Jul 2008 18:24

I've seen some bees. There was a little leafcutter bee on my sweet peas a few days ago.

I don't think I've seen any butterflies either.......must keep my eyes open for them.

I've got plenty of slugs and snails I can spare if anyone needs any!



Sue Report 1 Jul 2008 17:03

I haven't seen many here either, although my buddleia isn't flowering yet.

I saw a damselfly today though.


Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 1 Jul 2008 16:46

Loads down here too


AnnCardiff Report 1 Jul 2008 16:18

none here in Cardiff either!!!


BrianW Report 1 Jul 2008 16:17

You're right: none round the buddleia, although the flowers are only just coming out.

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 1 Jul 2008 16:12

I just can't understand whats happened to the Butterfly's I haven't see many bumble bees either, what going on?. There must be something causing this to happen.



Claddagh Report 1 Jul 2008 16:06

Was saying the same recently Betty.There used to be clouds of Peacock butterflies in the Buddleia bush some 4-5 years back, lots of those bright lemon coloured ones, Red Amirals,ete.etc. even saw some Swallowtails, which are very unusual.But, have only seen a couple of Cabbage White this year, that's it!Two years ago, I had a bumper crop of pears, many fell off, and rotted,There were lots of butterflies eating the fruit, wonderful sight, but they vanished pretty soon.



tigerlilly Report 1 Jul 2008 15:56

i dont know betty ive not seen any either hun

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 1 Jul 2008 15:56

I haven't seen a single Butterfly this summer, whats happened to them all?