Category Archives: Butterfly

First Cuckoo

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’. From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling. It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers. The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones. The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed … Continue reading

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Ivy at the end of October

As I look out of the window today, a blanket of grey cloud covers the sky and it has drizzled with rain non stop since I got up this morning. Totally different from yesterday. Yesterday the sun shone all day … Continue reading

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BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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Butterfly walk

Sunday morning we walked around the wood and the fields on the edge of the wood looking for butterflies. It wasn’t a great morning for looking, at 10am the weather was cloudy, only about 16 degrees C with a slight … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2017

Big Butterfly Count 2017. Weather: cloudy, patchy sun      19 degrees C Time: 2.20pm to 2.35pm Place: Wild flower meadow, edged with brambles and nettles, with bordering woodland. Sheltered from wind. I did the count first then took time … Continue reading

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Guest blog from Norfolk

Thanks to my Nan for writing about her recent visit to Norfolk After our recent camping trip to the Norfolk Broads Alex has once again asked us to do a guest blog. This trip during the June heatwave gave us … Continue reading

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