To many people, our garden at home in Wrenthorpe would appear to be an ideal candidate for a TV rescue programme. The lawn is full of ‘weeds’ and there is a lack showy non-native plants elsewhere in the garden. Indeed, at the moment the centre piece of the garden is a large clump of tansy and fleabane. To some it might not look pretty, but it is an awesome magnet for bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Indeed, on 28th July there were two holly blues and one comma butterflies feeding on the tansy, together with peacock, gatekeeper and green-veined white feeding on the fleabane. Other butterflies to visit the garden during July include ringlet, meadow brown, large white, small white, small tortoiseshell and small skipper, which was seen egg laying. A photo of one of the holly blues is shown.