I don't have a large garden but it does have a diversity of nectar sources through the year so I attract the migrant species whose restless wings can carry them considerable distances. Butterflies like the small white - a pest on my allotment brassicas but welcome in a garden where it can do no harm. Although this pair might have had designs on my nasturtiums when I photographed them a few years ago.
|Small whites - Pieris rapae - mating in the garden|
|Speckled wood - Pararge aegeria|
|Gatekeeper - Pyronia tithonus|