Category Archives: Butterfly

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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Day 18 of 30 Days Wild – Evening walk

I’m writing this today as by the time I got back from the evening walk it was too late to write it last night, plus I’m spending quite a bit of time revising for end of year exams. I’m really … Continue reading

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Day 14 of 30 Days Wild – insects

For Day 14 of 30 Days Wild I made a short film clip of the insects in my garden  

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Day 8 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a nature reserve

Your local nature reserve is a great place to relax and watch wildlife.  Each nature reserve usually has its own specialist species. We visited Strumpshaw Fen which is well known for the Swallowtail butterfly. Strumpshaw Fen is located near Norwich, … Continue reading

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Explosion of insects

With all the warm weather over the past couple of weeks the air, the hedgerow and the field margin are now full of insects. Not only is this beautiful to see but it is also a great food source for … Continue reading

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