The Butterflies of our garden & bank at Horncastle
Welcome to the Butterfly section of our website.
It was during an enforced spell of rest due to back trouble that I (Paul) spent more time sitting & walking and exercising about our garden during late Summer 2000. It was then that we began to notice how many different Butterflies there seemed to be. Not being gardeners as such, it seems lucky that by accident, what flowers we had, appeared to be good for our fluttery friends and so we began to count the number of different types that were visiting us and I began to photograph them. Here then is our listing of the Butterflies we have seen and identified so far, along with photographs of nearly all of them. I am endeavouring to photograph all the different Butterflies that visit either our Garden or the shrub filled bank (called a 'Bund') behind it which shields us from an industrial estate. As time progresses we shall also add a page on Butterflies that haven't visited our garden/bank but are found in the UK and seen by us whilst on our various holidays.
We can now say 23 confirmed species of Butterflies (not counting the different sexes) seen in either our garden or the bund (bank) at the back since we started watching them in 2000. Looks like we must be doing something right without even trying!! We wonder what other Butterflies might venture into the garden during the coming months & years...
Our ‘Summer’ hobby also played a part in our enjoyable trips to COAA in the Algarve so check out our page on the Algarve Butterflies we saw -
There is also a a page with a small selection of short movie clips of some of our Butterflies in action so visit our Butterfly movie page to see them.
Below: I have prepared a collection of our best Butterfly images that would make ideal gifts -
All pictures of the Butterflies are copyright Paul and Lorraine Money. Early pictures were taken using an Olympus OM1 and a Pentax P30 SLR with either a 50 mm F1.8 lens, a 135 mm F2.8 lens or with a 500 mm F8 lens and either 100 or 200 ISO slide film. The slides, negatives and prints were subsequently scanned and resized ready for placing on the web site. Pictures taken since 2003 are taken using Digital cameras such as a Minolta DiMage Z1 and a Canon 300D DSLR whilst pictures taken from 2009 are usually with the Canon 50D often with a 70-
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White Blue Brown Fritillary Skipper
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|The Blue family of Butterflies|
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|The Skipper family of Butterflies|