Last week I put an over ripe pear onto the bird table as my small birds appreciate orchard fruits if the mood takes them.
As the week progressed and the sun came out the pear became a rotting lump that I kept meaning to remove...
This morning however butterflies have been visiting drinking the fermenting nectar within. As I only see one butterfly at any one time I don't know if it's one very thirsty visitor or several - anyway it just goes to show just how wonderful and thrifty nature is not wasting even an old pear.
My visitor is a Red Admiral - the latin name is Vanessa atalanta which is suitably pretty for such a beautiful butterfly.