It seems to be a good year for butterflies and bumblebees judging by the number enjoying our garden, especially the wild area. They love the oregano and thistles at the moment and the echinops is a mass of bees.
Here's a few of my favourite butterfly pics, taken with the macro lens.
Whites, including Large, Small and Green-Veined.
Browns, including Gatekeeper,
And Commas, having a drink from a dish of water with a touch of agave nectar I found in the kitchen cupboard. They seem to love it!
Finally, a Cinnabar moth caterpillar. I had been pulling out some ragwort but missed a few bits. The caterpillars take on the toxins from the plant, which protects them from being eaten, except by cuckoos strangely. I have seen the black and red moth, but didn't manage to photograph it.
Not sure what the weather's doing today, it started off rainy, but looks like it might turn hot again!
Hope you have a good weekend