30 Days Wild 2019 – Day 24

Today I saw my first painted lady butterfly.  I’ll be honest in the fact that at first thought it was a small tortoiseshell but quickly realised it wasn’t.  It looked really worn but was enjoying the lavender it was feeding on.  I hadn’t realised how far they travel to get to the UK and mainland Europe; all the way from North Africa, the Middle East and central Asia! No wonder it looks a little worn!