Butterflies in Warwickshire – The Peacock, The Red Admiral and the Tortoiseshell

I really love butterflies, for me they make my world stop as I look at these most beautiful creatures and their amazing colours. I marvel as their wings flutter and open to enjoy the sunshine as they stop to feed on the nectar from their favourite flowers. Simply Beautiful.

Butterflies, I can sit for hours and watch them flittering on and between the flowers in my garden. Mid to Late summer and early Autumn are the perfect times to sit and relax and enjoy these busy beautiful creatures. Three favourites of mine, because they are so bright and colourful are the Peacock, the Red Admiral and the Tortoiseshell. All have been enjoying the great weather and the abundance of the honey producing flowers this year.

There are many English garden flowers for attracting butterflies to your garden. Planting these flowers will increase the beauty of your garden, and it will make it come alive with butterflies. My favourite Butterfly attracting flowers are the buddleia (butterfly bush),  and the Echinacea.

In native American culture, mythology and ancient civilizations, each animal is embodied with its own symbolic meaning and held its own unique spiritual power. The butterfly is the symbol of metamorphosis and transformation.  The symbol of new life, letting go of old cycles and finding your true inner expression. It  calls you to expand your awareness, spread your wings and call forth your inner.

Surrounding the cottages are many butterfly loving shrubs and flowers so you can sit and watch them too. In the cottages are butterfly identification sheets for you to easily identify them.

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