The weather has been cooler and wetter than usual. It has also been very windy this week, making it very challenging to take pictures of butterflies! I was grateful for the sunshine whilst I took this Big Butterfly Count on the 1st August 2023. Mint flowers are always popular with butterflies, this Gatekeeper Butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) stopped to refuel with nectar. I am growing all of my mint plants in containers of peat-free compost.

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