Sunday, November 16, 2008

BUDDLEJA BUDDIES - CRITTERS SUNDAY


No this isn't the nature reserve, garden or park, but a humble, Ramsey back alley. Amazing where you find photo opportunities. Hardly seen any butterflies or bees this year and now both appear on this beautiful bush. I call this bush a buddleja( pronounced buddleha) but I've noticed in America it's called a butterfly bush. I can see why. Butterflies to swamp them. What of it's strange name though?



Buddleja is actually a spelling mistake. which accounts for the strange j. Jst how it was recorded. Butterfly bush is how it is also often referred to




Some species are commonly found as escapees from the garden. B. davidii in particular is a great coloniser of dry open ground; in towns in Britain, it often self-sows on waste ground, where it grows into a dense thicket, and it is listed as an invasive species in many areas. It is frequently seen beside railway lines, on derelict factory sites and after the Second World War on urban bomb sites. This accounts for me finding this buddleja pictured down a stoney back alley. A garden escapee I like that.


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46 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !

Thank You for yhis lesson of botanic...

Nice photo also...

Have a good night !

Small City Scenes said...

Hello! In US it is called Buddleia davidii with the common name being 'Butterfly Bush'. You have a stunning capture there. MB

Pam said...

Priceless shot. So clever of you.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a wonderful capture of the two and a super neat informative post. That is a really good photo.

Jeanne said...

I'm continuely amazed at this kind of clarity and closeness getting shots of these little winged beauties.

lisaschaos said...

I hadn't heard the bush called that before, nor known the history. See, I learned something. :)

ratmammy said...

beautiful photo, and interesting story on the name !

magiceye said...

beautiful capture and interesting commentary

Indrani said...

Great find, getting them together in one shot.

Darla said...

Great photo and good info.

JM said...

Wow! That's a real '3 in 1' photo! Great capture (on the alley! - Amazing!)!

earthlingorgeous said...

Wow! This is such a rare photo a butterfly and a bee together! Great capture!

I also have my camera critter shot found you there.

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Carletta said...

What a great capture to catch them both - you were meant to be in that alley!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow so clear and pretty, nice capture

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty photos. After I planted a butterfly bush, I found that they are non-native and can take over as you posted. Now I will be taking it out and planting something native....Thank you for visiting my new blog site..I hope my problem are over with blog sites..

alicesg said...

Wow you are so lucky to take photo of both the butterfly and the bee. It look so beautiful.

Julie said...

What a lovely shot. Very clear and sharp. I was looking at your other shots and they are all lovely.

AppleDebbie said...

Gorgeous photo and I enjoyed reading about the Butterfly Bush. Thanks for sharing!

Frankie / Nick said...

A fantastic piece of photography!

Aileni said...

I haven't seen the butterfly or the plant in years.

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful shot! Love all the variations of colours! Vibrant!

June said...

This post was very informative. As for the photo...I love the way you framed it! Very nice! Thanks for stopping by Spatter...

B. Roan said...

I have 3 butterfly bushes, but no clue as to the history. Thanks for the lesson and the beautiful butterfly on this cold morning. BJ

sue said...

Beautiful buttterfly bee and butterfly bush. Not abc is it?

angela said...

Personally I think that any bush that offers such a welcome to butterflies is to be cherished, not so here where it's regarded as an invader. It thrives so well that it's pushing out native flora. Long live Darwin, I say...

Sue said...

Beautiful shot!

Willard said...

A beautiful shot and an interesting explanation of how the plant was named.

Kelly said...

Wow! Another beautiful and interesting post! I never get over how perfectly clear and "sharp" you photos are!! You are so talented!! Thanks for the information, I really enjoy it too!!

Bibi said...

When I was a child, my grandmother had a butterfly bush, which attracted gads of butterflies. I can still remember the unusual scent of its flowers. Lovely colorful shot today!

Gretchen said...

Very pretty

Rhea said...

What a cool photo capture! A butterfly and a bee, together! neat. And neat history about the bush name. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

So sweet!

April said...

I agree; you never know where you'll find a picture. Beautiful photo! - takes me back to our summer. I like your title too and I'm glad you explained it.

Cathy said...

Informative post, beautiful photo. So many people think they have to travel miles to get good photos. Many of my best are taken right in my own back garden.

Olivier said...

bravo pour cette photo macro, une belle photo champĂȘtre

bravo for this macro picture, a beautiful rustic photo

laxeylass said...

I can see this on an Isle Of Man stamp. It's tremendous hun.

ChrissyM said...

Stunning photo!

ChrissyM said...

Stunning photo!

ChrissyM said...

Stunning photo!

Ken said...

Stunning photo! It is good.

Ms. Hays said...

Oh so pretty!

marley said...

My kind of photo! Great shot. This flower is a bit like an insects service station! :)

Christine said...

BEAUTIFUL photo! LOVE the color and detail of it. Thanks for the comment on my blog as well :D

Golightly said...

I love this shot. Seeing your B&W version, I like the color better, but what I like about the monochrome version is that the detail of the butterfly pops out at me a bit more.

Amazing - both versions.

Joy said...

This is such a sweet photo! I love the butterfly and the bee.

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Becky said...

Wow, what a colourful shot for November! It's beautiful. Well done! Capturing butterflies and bees can be challenging (in my experience, anyway!), but you have made it seem a breeze.

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