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Category Archives: Nature Notes

Butterflies, Flowers and other wildlife and nature

Butterfly Count 2015

The Big Butterfly Count has only a few days to go. It finishes on 9th August. Since 17th July I have been out counting on Blackheath   Blackheath Big Butterfly Count The map shows the main areas of Blakheath that I cover. Although the Butterfly Count is a summer event, I note observation all year… Continue Reading

National Pollinator Week 2 -Ragwort

In praise of Ragwort Its ragwort time of year again which is pertinent as it is pollination awareness week. For ragwort is pollinator central in parts of the country. ¬†Soon the big butterfly count will be one us and the butterflies will come to the ragwort too. Ragwort – pollination – butterflies, a triple of… Continue Reading

Pollination Awareness Week 1

Hummingbird Hawk-moth is a real beauty to watch. Last week whilst I was in Hungary, over ten of this wonders visited the garden of the hotel I was staying in. I managed to get quite a lot of slo-mo and standard footage of the moths. Continue Reading

Early Spring Butterflies

Life got a whole lot better today. My lunchtime walk was enriched by three species of butterflies on what I call the butterfly bank. A pair of ¬†Commas chased amongst the emerging bugloss and a Peacock supped from spring blossom. Further up the butterfly bank a pair of Lesser Tortoiseshells courted or maybe fought in… Continue Reading