credit - Big Bowerbird
It has been the most amazing month for butterflies. This is the female Common Brown Butterfly, a terribly unromantic although accurate name, they are seriously common this time of year, but there is nothing common about them. They are just delightful. They also have the amazing skill of being able to aestivate - a bit like hibernating however they are trying to avoid our hot dry summer. After the hot summer they lay their eggs on grass and begin their cycle again.
Male and female Common Brown Butterfly
It's really worth letting some members of Allium family flower, just for their butterfly attracting qualities.
We've been enjoying eating them too.