A few weeks ago, we had a precious day off with no plans and decided to go for a wee drive 'down, down to County Down' to visit Seaforde Butterfly Garden... of course, this meant it was one of the stormiest, rainiest days of the year so far (we have the best luck!), and a walk around the beautiful Labyrinth maze was seriously out of the question, but we took shelter in the hot houses and spent the afternoon marvelling at all the beautiful Butterflies, Birds and Terrapins that the staff at Seaforde Gardens care for...
So much lush, beautiful colour, and we could have watched the delicate little (and not so little!) butterflies sip on their sugar water and eat their fruit tea for hours!
A fab day out for the family in Northern Ireland, and we can't wait to go back to see the Peacocks guarding the Maze! My camera hand is itching already!
Very sadly, butterfly numbers are declining massively, and, as an important (and beautiful) part of our local fauna, we can all do our part to help reduce this decline. This article has some more info on how we can help: https://diygarden.co.uk/wildlife/ultimate-guide-to-butterflies/