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Three Fragrant Beauties

Last night I gave a talk on Fragrant Gardening at a sportmen’s club in Plymouth. In looking through images to update my presentation, I found two photos that had previously been overlooked. The first photo is of a Painted Lady nectaring … Continue reading

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Painted Lady or American Lady?

In response to Marty’s question ~ American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) ~ Note the two large eyespots on the underside of the hindwing, close to the outer margin. Marty your photo is that of the Painted Lady. Typically in our region … Continue reading

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Painted Lady

Painted Lady–never a more aptly named butterfly! Although ubiquitous, the sheer number of Painted Ladies found in gardens this summer is simply astonishing. Painted Lady (Dorsal) This morning in our postage-stamp-of-a-lot, there were quite possibly over one hundred newly emerged Painted Ladies … Continue reading

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