Red Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle

Red Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United KingdomRed Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

A male Red Admiral enjoys the sunshine on the grounds at Berkeley Castle…

Red Admiral Butterfly in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdomwhile having a bite to eat.

Although Berkeley Castle has a butterfly house, this butterfly, like other Red Admirals, flew freely around the grounds.

The Red Admiral can be found throughout the British Isles, but is primarily a migrant. The resident population is likely to be only a small fraction of the population seen in the British Isles, because most individuals are unable to survive the winters, especially in the cooler regions. Every year, the resident population is topped up with migrants arriving from central Europe in May and June. The number of adult Red Admirals seen in any one year depends on the number of migrants reaching the British Isles. As a result, in some years Red Admirals can be widespread and common, in others rather local and scarce.

Information about the Red Admiral is from UK Butterflies.

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An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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4 Responses to Red Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle

  1. Monique says:

    Oh, the butterfly with the castle in the background — lovely!

  2. Barbara Backer-Gray says:

    There has to be something about me that scares butterflies, because it seems everyone can take pictures of butterflies but me. Beautiful pics!

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