Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh My, They're Back (where's my camera)

Hello, good morning to everyone.
Today I just have to show you some lovely (and rare) butterflies that were visiting our garden.
They are Richmond Birdwing butterflies. 
These are on the endangered species list, due to habitat destruction.
A lot of work (planting host plants for their caterpillars) has been done to bring the numbers back again. 
We have some of the vines planted along the fence.
The top left photo is the male, and the top right is the female.
They were all enjoying a morning sip of nectar from the mock orange (murraya) flowers.
So lovely to see them visit around this time every year.
I hope you enjoyed today's post.

Sandi x


greenthumb said...

It's always lovely to see butterfly's in the garden, so pretty.

Nic said...


Karen said...

These are delightful. Their colours are stunning. How lucky are you to have them visit. Wow!

Little Busy Bee said...

A lovely post! I love butterflies! Your pictures are beatiful, glad to see you back!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh shiny :D there are very pretty, wish i saw more butterflies around here

Vireya said...

How fantastic!

Naturally Carol said...

Aren't they gorgeous? I saw a blue harlequin beetle today at Mainly Music and was stunned by it's irridescent blues. You can't beat nature's colours!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh they are just lovely!! thinking about you!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Sandi...I have not photos showing up here on your blog but I bet they are just beautiful! I will have to come back for a look later xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Just beautiful Sandi...I haven't noticed anything like that here!

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Sandi, I'd never seen nothing like that. Here we only have white an yellow little butterflies. LOVE butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft