View of chocolate brown butterfly with creamy yellow markings on the wings

Speckled Wood. Photo: George McCabe

View of chocolate brown butterfly with creamy yellow markings on the wings - showing it resting on an old grey and white coloured slipper.

Speckled Wood. Photo: George McCabe

George has sent us some photos of a Speckled Wood together with a heart warming story which is shown below (in his own words):

As l went into the porch today (at 10:41 am 17/10/2019) to get my wellies, up popped this Speckled Wood. It clung onto an old slipper at the bottom of the shoe rack, the wife said it came in last night as she came in with the dogs, l put  it outside with the slipper as l went out and told the wife to bring the slipper in if it started to rain, when l got home the slipper and Speckled Wood were back inside and spent the day against the warm glass of the porch and is still there as l write. In the top photo taken at 13:20 pm notice the grey blotch on it’s wing, besides that it’s in great condition and colour.

Hello again, 16:10 pm and just went to check on the Speckled Wood and noticed where what l thought was a grey blotch was a tear and it’s is now a gap in the wing, things happen so quickly.

Friday 17:29 pm 18/10/2019 the Speckled Wood is still in the porch and seems to be happy here, rather than be out in the strong wind and showers, it’s not daft.

Update just received from George sent at 11:28 am on 21/10/2019: just checked – it’s still in the porch

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