The beautiful Comma butterfly, with its crinkle edges, is often spotted at this time of year building up fat supplies on nectar.
One plant they favour is nettle, of which I leave in a wild patch, in a mainly undisturbed part of the garden.
Verbena Bonariensis, a plant I love for encouraging all species of butterfly, and the Hummingbird Hawkmoth. A plant I loathe when it comes to pulling up hundreds of self-seedlings, in early Summer!
The Comma will hibernate upside down, camouflaged on a tree trunk, or amongst decaying leaves.
Click on Butterfly Conservation, to visit their informative website, teamed with great photos.