This morning we took a walk around our block. We made a late breakfast stop midway at our favourite cafe (of course!). We left the cafe and continued on towards the corner where we often see a lot of butterflies in season. Surprise, surprise - there, flying high up the bank covered with weeds, long grass, various vines, was a lone White Butterfly.
During Summer this bank is a great place to spot Common Blue or Long-Tailed Blue Butterflies, and sometimes a few Whites and Monarchs. Bear in mind we are still in mid Winter here however, yes, there was a White Butterfly supping nectar from the few flowers that were in bloom.
I have noticed how the butterflies flying at the moment, are going to flowers that you wouldn't usually see them supping from. Perhaps it's a matter of 'needs must', seeing that not many flowers are in bloom and the butterflies do need food for energy.
I have never seen a White Butterfly sup from Morning Glory flowers (our New Zealand blue morning glory is Ipomoea indica), yet today there he was.
Lovely, isn't it?