Butterflies from Ireland

Bless me father for I haven’t blogged. It’s been months since my last blog entry. OK my son, just put up some nice butterfly shots and try to blog more often…

And so here I am again, well into Autumn, and what a lovely Autumn we´re having, and I just want to share some of the colours found on the butterflies of the summer encountered both in the garden of my wifes family home and my own. Summer in Ireland is something we always look forward to and this summer more so to introduce our new son to our families and the sights, smells and colours of his parents green island. He was enthralled by the foliage of the trees, the lush green grass, butterflies as they flitted about his pram outside. I don’t think he was too keen on the midges but then, who is?

Soon I´ll put up an update on our guest house for our birding tour clients.

European Peacock (Inachis io) on a flower
European Peacock (Inachis io)


Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) on a flower.
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)


Large White (Pieris brassicae) on a flower
Large White (Pieris brassicae)


Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on grass
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)


Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on grass
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)


Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) on fuschia
Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris)


Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)


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