first butterfly of the year

first butterfly of the year

Observation - first butterfly of the year - UK and Ireland. Description: My New Year got off to a good start - a Small Tortoisheshell decided to wake up and fly round my hall today. No idea why it should choose today to wake up from wherever it had been hibernating, but a very welcome sight and hopefully a encouraging omen for

My New Year got off to a good start - a Small Tortoisheshell decided to wake up and fly round my hall today. No idea why it should choose today to wake up from wherever it had been hibernating, but a very welcome sight and hopefully a encouraging omen for the rest of the year. I tried to rehome it in the garage but it flew off in the sunshine.