Category Archives: Butterfly

30 Days Wild – Day 7 – Butterflies

In between the rain showers today there were long patches of sunshine that the butterflies took advantage of. Along one hedgerow and down into the flower meadow I came across these few species of butterfly.  

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Garden wildlife – Part 12 past couple of weeks

Although I started off really well with daily blogs of my garden wildlife, I’ve now missed a couple of weeks. I’ve still been taking photos but I haven’t been feeling in the right mood for blogging. Here’s a few photos … Continue reading

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Garden wildlife – Part 2 Peacock butterfly

The temperature hit 13 degrees celsius afternoon and a few butterflies were out and about. Firstly, a Brimstone flew over the garden. Around 3pm a Comma butterfly fluttered around but didn’t settle, then in floated this Peacock butterfly, which settled … Continue reading

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Second Butterfly count

Second butterfly count was at Bernwood forest.  1pm. Temperature was 31 degrees, sunshine Bernwood Forest has its own Butterfly trail and occasionally sightings of the Purple Emperor. Unfortunately we didn’t spot one of those, but did see: 13  x Silver … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count number one

Each year Butterfly Conservation run the Big Butterfly Count. The idea is to count the butterflies you can see from a fixed position for 15 minutes, then submit your sightings. The first Big Butterfly Count of this year was quite … Continue reading

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Wild Flower Meadow

This week saw the first National Meadows Day. Lots of events to celebrate our wildflower meadows went on around the country, but I decided to visit the one local to me. Over 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost since … Continue reading

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Autumn mornings and evenings

This time of year is absolutely stunning, with dew covered cobwebs, amazing sunrises and sunsets, the heavy hanging full moon and beautiful morning mists.  

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Big Butterfly Count – wildflower meadow

This afternoon we walked across to our nearby wildflower meadow which was planted by our local farmer a couple of years ago. The area is mainly Ox-eye daisies that are now going over, knapweed, thistles, yarrow, St John’s wort, ragwort … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2018 – Garden

Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year. The Big Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is … Continue reading

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Guided butterfly walk

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to help out on one of Richard Lewington’s guided butterfly walks. Richard is not only fantastic at spotting and identifying butterflies but illustrating them as well. Check out his website http://www.richardlewington.co.uk/ … Continue reading

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