Monday, 18 August 2008

Why we left the nettles

In places our garden is quite wild, OK its a jungle, but we left it that way on purpose to encourage wildlife. The nettles are a favourite of the Red Admiral butterfly, pictured here, I took this picture as I was walking back to the cottage after weeding the garden. There are three in this shot, I didn't see the others until after I snapped the one in the centre. Judging by the number of Red Admirals and Peacock butterflies floating around yesterday leaving the big patch of nettles by the compost bins has paid off. Sometimes laziness has unexpected rewards!
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