Two Red Admiral butterflies in our Cornish garden were a welcome sight this morning.
Earlier in the week a Small Tortoiseshell was our first butterfly of the year.
Fortunately a winter flowering heather is in full bloom and providing a food source that may help them survive a return to hibernation when the inevitable cold snaps arrive.
More butterflies can be seen in the British butterfly gallery and European Butterfly galleries.
Caterpillars are featured in the Butterfly caterpillar galleries and Moth caterpillar galleries