View of a black and reddish orange butterfly with white markings near the wing tips. The butterfly is resting on the ground and is close to two fallen apples.

Red Admiral. Photo: John Kirwin

A welcome sunny morning after a cold night encouraged this somewhat damaged Red Admiral to visit John’s Harman’s Cross garden today, 03/12/2019. John tells us that this individual has visited his garden quite a lot recently to feed on the juices leaking from rotting apples. A pretty hardy butterfly – could this be our last reported Red Admiral sighting for the year?

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