Being Liked

It is really nice to be liked.

Orange Tip Male

Orange Tip Male

Orange Tip MaleButterflies like me. This one is a male Orange Tip.

Orange Tip MaleJust put him back…

Orange Tip MaleHere is the female of the species.

Orange Tip Female

Orange Tip FemalePlease excuse the dirty fingers. I used to cover myself with insect repellent to avoid the Mosquitoes. One day I realised that this may not be the best approach to insects. When I found this little butterfly I had just been handling Wild Arum, a deadly poisonous plant that uses scent to attract insects and then I had washed my hands in a muddy puddle.

Orange Tip Female


Orange Tip FemaleNow there isn’t really very much to me. I don’t get out much and I only have one interest. I am just Nature Boy. I eat and sleep and live and dream about the wild.

People visit my blog and sometimes they press the “Like” button and when they do that they leave a little trace of themselves that I can follow, like I follow Badgers.

I am really enjoying visiting other peoples blogs and seeing the world through their eyes. I am enjoying artists and scientists and poets and photographers. I especially enjoy blogs that take me somewhere that I would never think to go. Plus it is raining outside. Thank you for liking my blog and for showing me yours.

This is Marmalade.

Small Tortoiseshell ButterflyShe spent the winter with me. I found her sheltering in my flat in November and she spent most of the winter behind my washing machine. Being indoors she woke up too soon, in February,

I put her in my bedroom and kept the curtains shut and the heating off, she went back to sleep. I released her early in March when there was plenty of sunshine and nectar for her.

Small Tortoiseshell ButterflyMarmalade was a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. It was nice looking after her.

Small Tortoiseshell ButterflyNow I could be wrong about this but I think that this next one was probably a butterfly princess and that this was the one that told the other butterflies that I was nice and wouldn’t hurt them. Whatever.

I rescued her from the long wet grass and held her in the sun until she was warm enough to fly.

Green Veined White

Green Veined White

Green Veined WhiteIt was dangerous there might have been a snake in the grass.

Green Veined White

Green Veined White


Green Veined WhiteTake care.

It is nice to be liked.




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