It has not been a good summer for butterflies in our garden. A few commas and tortoise shells but little else that I have spotted.
There has been an abundance of hoverflies though, particularly on our Echinaceas. Hoverflies are very welcome, as their maggots eat aphids and and they can be good pollinators. The RSPB offers good tips for helping pollinators in your garden and if you want a quick fix bumblebee nests and pollinating bee logs look attractive as well as serving a useful purpose.