Tagged: Butterflies

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Garden Wildlife

Another glorious day here, cloud free skies, barely a breath of wind and temperatures hitting 21.3ºC. Not bad for the end of September. Garden Wildlife The garden was alive with wildlife when I went out there this afternoon. One of the aims of the garden was for it to be a haven for such creatures...

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Big Butterfly Count

Morgan and I have just taken part in the Big Butterfly Count. It was a gorgeous day for it, 20ºC and sunny with butterflies and other flying bugs all over the place. It was hard to keep up with them all, but we counted 16 Meadow Browns, 3 Small Tortoisehsell’s and a Small White. It was easy to...

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Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count starts today. It’s a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. in much the same way as the Big Garden Bird Watch organised by the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation in conjunction with M&S have orgainsed the Big Butterfly Count to run between July 24th and August 1st...

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There seem to be loads of butterflies around this year – I’m not sure if it’s just a case of me noticing them more, the fact that the garden is growing well so more are in the garden or that its a good year for them, but here’s a Small Copper that I spotted whilst...

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Invertebrates of Cors Fochno

We had a small gathering of the Ceredigion Moth Group on Saturday. We met up at the Visitor Centre in Ynyslas Dunes and went through the contents of my trap and a trap that Mike brought along. It’s good to see the contents of other peoples traps as it is surprising how different the collection...



It was lovely to see so many butterflies feasting on the sedum in the garden last night… And the sedum is covered in them again this morning. Let me know if I’ve got any identifications wrong.Amazon.co.uk Widgets

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Early Morning Wildlife Drive in Wales

I had a lovely drive through parts of mid Wales this morning. I’d got up early to go for a record attempt on a local Mountain Bike route. As I left the house at 5am I was greeted by a flock of geese flying low over the coastal raised bog as the sun rose with...