Meadow Brown

Maniola jurtina – This was a bit of an odd one. Firstly, it’s very rare I see a Meadow Brown butterfly in the garden. I usually see them by the dozen in the local fields. Secondly, it behaved quite docile. Usually they fly off when you get near them, yet this one only flew a short distance, and it even stepped on my finger and allowed me to tour the garden with it. Maybe it is the thunderstorms in the air. One breaking now as I type this.

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

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32 thoughts on “Meadow Brown

    • It looked completely healthy, but only flew a short distance when I intially approached it, and then it would let me touch it gently where I coaxed it onto my finger. It was there for a while before I placed it on a shrub.

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