Painted Ladies

One of the consequences of the tenants being evicted from the farms in Swindon’s Front Garden — rather far in advance of development starting in earnest — is that most of the fields are now overgrown. The abundance of wild flowers makes it a haven for wildlife. Walking along the footpath from Southleaze to Mill Lane at the weekend, it was alive with butterflies, particularly the migrant Painted Lady (vanessa cardui) species.

Enjoy it whilst you can.
Painted Lady Butterfly © komadori