August is the busiest month in the butterfly garden. Look out for Peacock butterflies on Buddleia bushes. As the month passes so the numbers of Peacock butterflies decline and the numbers of Small Tortoiseshell increase in my garden.
At the start of August, there will be Gatekeeper butterflies around my Field Scabious and Marjoram. There may be one or two Meadow Brown butterflies too. A Speckled Wood butterfly may well visit, particularly towards the end of the month.
Perhaps a Small Copper or a Small Skipper or Essex Skipper may drop by. I've had other butterflies arrive in my garden during August as well - ones not commonly seen in the garden. There will be plenty of butterflies about in the countryside.
Verbena bonariensis, Buddleia, Hyssop, French Marigolds and Field Scabious are 5 of the top 6 butterfly-attracting plants in my garden and all will be flowering in August. Sedum spectabile plants may start to flower by the end of the month.