butterfly breathing

July 9, 2010

in Insects and Spiders, Plants

Butterfly on Buddlie   |   Mesmerising Moments

The chaotic migraine of city life rumbles and crunches about as I frown and pound through the urban jungle.

Awash with concrete the landscape looks naked, desolate, lifeless. Bereft of its natural green suit.

Sirens screech their nails down a blackboard. I find myself racing to the wasteland car park, my escape route.

In this space between frantic human life, cars sit.  Here, pushed to the margins, wildlife hides, lives wild lives – survives.

A patch of green and purple light up against the grey backdrop. Bright orange eyes stare back from the vibrant buddleia flowers. Pint pots for busy bees and butterflies on their way home from work.

A moment of deep breathing space, a pause. The irrestibly heady honey-scent dripping from the panicles draws this busy bee in.


For more information about the Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) and the insects that rely on it for food see the Natural England Plant Press website.


We can find a breathing space, a Mesmerising Moment, in the most unforgiving of landscapes. Where did you find yours today?


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