Monday, 25 June 2012

Swallowtails at Horsey

Yesterday at least a dozen Swallowtail butterflies were seen at Horsey. Two to three were seen in the nature garden, by the car park, on Sweet William flowers.
Photo: Stephen Prowse

Swallowtails have declined in the UK since the late nineteenth century due largely to drainage of wetland areas limiting their foodplant, Milk Parsley. They are now restricted to the Norfolk Broads.

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