Actress Joanna Lumley has been fascinated with butterflies ever since she was a child Below left: Peacock butterfly
; bottom left: Tortoiseshell butterfly and bottom right: Comma butterfly
Mr Chisholm said the area has a nettle patch which supports butterfly eggs, including those of the Peacock butterfly
Sightings of the common seven-spot ladybird and the peacock butterfly
have been notably sparse in the North of England and in Scotland compared with 2012, and records of tree budburst are lagging behind other years, the Woodland Trust said.
Red Admiral A pair of large blue butterflies and a swallowtail A peacock butterfly
feasts on the flowers of a buddleia
Some multi-image shots mounted imaginatively on CD cases in the opening section of the show include Lunch Time (a munching squirrel), Water Droplets (on a rose), a peacock butterfly
, a piece of woodland, a robin, a girl on a swing and a football tackle.
FINE AND DANDY: Today's photo is of a peacock butterfly
by reader Michael Connor
and, left, a Holly Blue butterfly
* A peacock butterfly
, which is among the threatened species, sitting on a buddleia
LESS than a quarter of Britons are able to identify a sycamore tree and twothirds cannot recognise a peacock butterfly
, a survey for the Natural History Museum revealed today.
COLOURFUL SYMMETRY: This beautiful peacock butterfly
was captured on a Fuji Finepix f401 by John Moor of Guisborough sent in this picture of the ruins of Helmsley Castle MIDDLESBROUGH'S FINEST: This picture of the Transporter Bridge was sent in by John Holland surfing at Saltburn, using a Nikon D90
BIRDS: Derek Blemings snapped this pair of puffins at the Farne Islands NAUTICAL SCENE: Upturned boats on Holy Island, by Carl Haynes COLOURFUL: A peacock butterfly
feeding on a buddleja plant, which is known as the butterfly plant.
Jim Brady listened to a blackbird in full song in Prescot, while a peacock butterfly
was on the wing there last week.
The peacock butterfly
is so named because the eye patterns on its wings resemble those on the tail feathers of a peacock.
The natural area is a haven for the local wildlife including Kingfisher, heron, peacock butterfly
, dragonfly and water shrew.
"Although the importance of bees is widely recognised, let's also give credit to and raise awareness of our lesser-known pollinators, including the peacock butterfly
, hummingbird hawk moth and marmalade hoverfly.