Pam J

Pam J

Posted on August  6, 2014


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Gulf Fritillary (f) (Agraulis vanillae)

Gulf Fritillary (f) (Agraulis vanillae)
Been so very few this year. The plants are there... the weather is very very different to normal.

There are just a very few butterflies.. and even now almost no honey bees but now at last some Sweat Bees and Bumbles.

In a normal year I would see these Gulf Fritillaries on a daily basis in reasonable numbers. This year... this is ONLY the 4th I have seen

micritter, Jeanne, Gerald Schmitt, 8adam8 and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Gorgeous capture!

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5 years ago.
Pam J club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thankyou William !
5 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Really superb !!! *****
5 years ago.
Pam J club has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Thankyou Christiane !
5 years ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Belle prise !
5 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I have seen very few butterflies this year. However, the chipmunk population has exploded.
5 years ago.
Pam J club has replied to Esther club
Thankyou Esther !

My squirrel families have multiplied well too. We dont have the Chippys here though !
5 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Such a beautiful butterfly and lovely light too. Butterflies have been scare here too this year in spite of a lot of sunshine in July. I believe it is because we had a very wet winter. However in the last week or two I've had quite a few in the garden. Bumblebees have been scarce probably because of the wet winter too but I've seen more honey bees than usual. There are so few of them al though compared to my childhood and I was brought up in a city !
5 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Thankyou Jean !

We had a colder wetter winter too...and it may be the reason for so few. Bumblies I am normally seeing by April... this year... it was mid June before there was anything.. same for butterflies.. and that still is a sparse handful. Last year there were Skippers by the dozen daily....this year.... not even a handful !. Very worryingly... the Honey bees are so very very very few.

Another couple of things.... i have the placid Paper wasps here... they are never a bother.. even the nest on the gable was no worry. This year... i have seen no more of them than the bees. Ants.... again... i have 3 kinds.. the small black.. the small red. and the larger black carpenter ants. This year... only now am i seeing any nests in the grass.. mostly the red ones too.

The birds have faired well... but then i feed them !.. the mammals have had good young... its the insects that have not done well
5 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Good color and focus. Well done.
4 years ago.
Pam J club has replied to Dick M
Thankyou Dick !
4 years ago.

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