This summer on Scout Scar the unsettled weather is in contrast to last summer's heat-wave, affecting flora and butterflies and their behaviour. My blog archive for July 2018 shows a very different picture.
How brief the life of a butterfly! Last week's painted ladies looked faded and ragged. It's a battle ground out there and I watched a bee staggering on the ground, a wing lost. Look closely and you will find chrysalis in the long summer grasses. And exuviae, the cases from which butterflies hatched.