The Little Birds Fly

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Red Admiral on Dark Buddleia
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The Red Admiral butterflies tend to prefer the darker coloured buddleia in my garden than the roses or lavender. The bumblebees prefer the fuchsias, though and it's a pleasure to see.

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They are, aren't they? They had left the buddleia alone over the past few years, but the bush has really sprouted this year and i have several trying to help themselves to the pollen :-)

Aw! I wonder if the different colours have different flavours for them?

Possibly - I had wondered whether it is part of their biology is to hunt down the plants with the strongest colour and scent. The deep purple buddleia has a strong smell of honey to it.

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