Anjou Lake Butterfly Paradise

Carp angler Terry Cheesman discovers Anjou Lake is a haven for many different species of butterfly

Butterfly species noted at Anjou Lake
Butterfly species noted at Anjou Lake

With temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees putting a stop to the carp feeding, carp angler Terry Cheesman decided to see how many species of butterfly he could spot at Anjou Lake. What he found would rival any butterfly garden on the tourist trail in France.

Anjou Carp Lake and butterfly haven
Anjou Carp Lake and butterfly haven

Terry's Comments on His Butterfly Quest at Anjou Lake

After a blisteringly hot week in France, I managed to coax this last-gasp fish from the depths of the lovely Anjou Lake. Far too hot for the fish, so I spent much of the time photographing the myriad of different butterfly species in the area; counted 25 different ones, amazing for such a small area. The Swallowtails were a real treat...for those that are interested, and I know there's at least one out there, the white is not the common small (aka. cabbbage) one, but a quite rare Wood White.

A last gasp carp amongst the butterflies of Anjou Lake
A last gasp carp amongst the butterflies of Anjou Lake

Butterfly Species Include Swallowtails And A Rare Wood White

Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species 3
Butterfly Species 3
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake
Butterfly Species at Anjou Lake