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