Monday, 11 October 2010
The Admiral and the Wasp
We were looking for a... Duke of Fritillary (all purpose name for a hard to find butterfly - an orange one in this case)... but didn't find it. However I spotted a Speckled Wood and then a pristine new Red Admiral. It was feeding on the flowers of the ivy, along with a whole load of wasps/bees, which kept bothering it.
I think they thought the Admiral was a flower and would try to keep landing on him. He would get rid of them with an irritable shake of the wings.
We swam this morning. Jacks is back - hurray! - and she may join us as we re-establish the swimming routine.
And I heard from Ari - an email friend from New York.