Today's blog posting is a reply to a thread on twitter. A piece of ignorant nonsense from a user using the pseudonym Tartanroots.
First of all. Look at this really lovely picture. If you do some research on the pictures on-line you find that this lovely little butterfly is one of those species which is particularly fond of ragwort. It is known to be in decline and the hysteria which is leading to persecution of this plant does not help matters.
Read the tweets and I will comment on them below
Ragwort is great for butterflies in late summer; here are three Small Copper butterflies having a feast