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I have seen Yellow Brimstones, Orange Tips as well as the Holly Blue butterflies adding colour to my spring garden. Better than two years ago when we hardly saw any butterflies at all throughout both spring and summer. Just seen a small white, so
but the species which has been most evident was the brimstone yellow. yep spotted these guys in my garden in Co Louth Ireland usually we get painted Ladies but lots of peacocks this year I've bought a white buddleia just to please the butterflies, also got
We have a tiny patch of long grass in our garden, less than a couple of square metres. It's mostly the exceedingly common Yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus) and false oat (Arrhenatherum elatius). Nevertheless, it's attracting several butterflies
are enjoyable. Yes, we had our first visit from the cabbage white butterfly this week. We took some photos of the presents they left us - beautiful eggs!! See them here. When do Great Tit birds begin to build their nests? I found a rooster potato that had
wilderness.The evening air is alive with the sewing machine whirr of grasshoppers and bush-crickets, and the distant piping of field crickets sweeps in from far-off grassy knolls and rocky outcrops. And in the morning we are engulfed in wildlife.Butterflies
other types of plants too, for example the evergreen hedge on the boundary with my neighbours is teeming with moths, because it is a good sleeping place. Also, moths and butterflies can be very specific about larval food plants, such as the holly blue
lovely that you had so many types of bugs bee's and butterflies, the wolf spider sounds quiet exciting to, when I first came to live in this house37 years ago, there were masses of creepy crawlies grasshoppers were hopping everywhere but over
and butterflies have a continuous nectar bar through out the country. Susan16pen: I may have been a bit over simple. By disturb ground I mean that you should remove grass, perennial weeds etc. After that it really is that simple.Kaycurtis: You are right of course
Hi I know its a bit late to report this but look what was next to our norway spruce. a few days after xmas dont no much about butterflys but im sure there not ment to be around this time of year..
As usual, during the Easter holiday break, we find ourselves watching garden wildlife in sunnier climes -- in the Isle of Wight. At St Lawrence, on the southern tip of the Island, not only are we significantly nearer the equator than East Dulwich, but the land tips steeply down t...