Sunday, 20 July 2014

Clover feeds Marbled Whites

Red Clover is in full bloom at Filnore Woods. 

It's beautiful in itself but even better, it is one of the favourite foodplants of our Marbled White butterflies. July is the top month for butterflies so get out there on a sunny day and watch them decorating the world as they search for nectar to guzzle.

An article in the times on Saturday said that this year may be a bumper year for Marbled Whites.  The heatwave last summer apparently favoured their breeding cycle and so many more caterpillars feeding in the grass last year will mean more butterflies this year.  Let's hope it comes true.

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