A red, black and dark brown butterfly with white markings on white flowers

Red Admiral. Photo: Brian Arnold

Several red, black and dark brown butterflies with white markings on a bush with white flowers

Red Admirals on white flowering shrub. Photo: Brian Arnold

Brian sent in these two photos telling us:

Our Colletia Hystrix flowers at this time of year, and has a very strong scent. It has become the flower of choice for the many Red Admirals still in our garden at Harman’s Cross.  On 15/10/2023 I counted up to 7 at a time nectaring on it. The only other butterflies we are seeing now in our garden are Speckled Woods and an occasional Small White.

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