- Design Services
TV is a marvellous thing one can suddenly see the most unexpected things and be inspired to do something. Regular presenter Mike Dilger was hunting down a rare British butterfly, read ‘rare’ as in ‘native habitat destroyed in the main and consequently not many about anymore’.
He waved about a book ‘looking a lot like this one’ and mentioned he had seen all of them bar one, which he then proceeded to find and share with the nation on TV but what struck me was the idea of seeing and noting the various native butterflies. As a child we saw hundreds of Peacocks and Monarch some little blue and silvery ones and plenty of cabbage whites. If my mother saw the Cabbage white’s they were squished, cabbages being more important than butterflies at that point in life!
More recently I have also seen and vibrant red one flitting about on my allotment along with the occasional blue and several browny ones (hmm need for more observation there methinks!) flitting about on my garden Agastache. So in readiness for next years slew of butterfly hunting outings I am preparing myself through the winter months with the Butterfly book and digging out my free National Trust binoculars, so I can not down what they actually look like. I might even deface my ‘old but new to me book’ by writing in where and when I see them.
Another alternative to defacing my books is to use the iRecord feature on the National Biodiversity Network website to log observations and sitings.
Of course I could simply head out to the local butterfly farm !
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
Support this blog
Please help to support this blog by making your Amazon or T&M purchases via these links: When you click on one of the banners before you make a purchase, we receive a small percentage of your order value. It won't cost you a penny as your purchase price is not affected, but it'll make a big difference to us! Thank you!
popular postsBeth Chatto Compost CPD cut flower gardening cut flowers cutting garden Dan Pearson e-learning Flower Flowers Galanthus Garden garden design Garden designer Gardener's World gardening Garden Museum Gardens garden visit garden visiting grow your own Home Home and Garden Horticulture Iris London Miniature Tall Bearded Iris Monty Don Mulch My Garden School online learning Plant Plant Heritage plant of the month recipe RHS Royal Horticultural Society sarah raven Seed SGD society of garden designers Tatton Park todos Tree Weed control