Tag Archives: butterflies

Wildlife roundup – If only I could fly too

May’s warmth and sunshine brought out many winged creatures and my favourites are always the dragonflies and their relatives. Early on in May, at the edge of our small pool, we saw the first Large Red damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) basking … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Riding the thermals

A lot is happening in the skies this month. The rooks behind our house are established in their nests now and are hanging out in the tree tops, calling loudly across the countryside at seemingly all hours. These shouts are … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Long tongues down long throats

We’ve spent the summer re-digging the pond on the patio due to a worrying leak, but now it is done. The nine fish are back in it, as are some much reduced baskets of iris, skunk cabbage and marsh marigold. … Continue reading

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One Cabbage White, two Cabbage White, three …

This weekend I’ve been counting butterflies in the garden. It’s for this year’s Big Butterfly Count (15th July – 31 August run by the Butterfly Conservation Organisation). For 15 minutes on each day I’ve wandered past the buddleia bushes on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Pretty as a Picture


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Wildlife Wednesday – Swallowing Flies

The air is shimmering with wildlife. It has got to the time of year when it is hard not to breathe in an invertebrate or two if you are working or walking outside. In the borders the buzzing is a … Continue reading

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Congested Airspace – A weekend of insects on the wing

“We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.” – Richard Vaughan This weekend it was difficult to be outside in the garden without breathing … Continue reading

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