Allotment air alive with red, white, blue and black as butterflies thrive.
Red admirals sail the breeze and peacocks perch on paths or beam their colours from buddleia blooms.
Tortoiseshells tease and rarely settle – flaunting flashes of burnt orange, red and white – at rest revealing perfect patterns on their wings.
Meadow Browns range round ragwort and a single Speckled Wood flies low amongst the greenest leaves.
The whites range higher – seeking to spy brassicas to brood on – sneaking their caterpillars under our nets to feed on our hard earned greens.
In Roedale Valley, butterfly business is booming.