One of the outings to keep a seven year old occupied during the summer holiday was a visit to a Nature World attraction. He wanted to see the bugs but did enjoy the butterflies. There were many species, this is just a small selection that I managed to photograph. It wasn’t easy to try to name them via Google and if I have any wrong please feel free to say so.
Plas Newydd is a country mansion and estate of over 150 acres, set on the banks of the Menai Strait near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (no, I have no idea how to pronounce it 😆) with far reaching views over to Snowdonia. First built in the 14th century the house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century and was home to the present Marquess of Anglesey, now under the care of the national Trust.
It’s a bumper summer for butterflies. The numbers so far are amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many, there are literally clouds of them lifting off the buddleia and hebe bushes when anyone brushes past.
Painted Ladies are around in the highest numbers (all images can be enlarged for better clarity by clicking them)