17th July 2016 – Big butterfly count

thumbnail_IMG_1699It was a scorching day and we mostly spent it lazing around in my parent’s garden, watching the Buzzards soaring overhead. The banks of wildflowers in the garden, filled with Oxeye Daisy, Musk Mallow, Wild Hedge Bedstraw and Common Knapweed, as well as chirping grasshoppers, seemed a good p 1ace to do the Big Butterfly Count, but in our 15 minutes we only counted 2 Meadow Brown and 1 Large White. Just after the count, a couple of Marbled Whites turned up, but I had been hoping to record a few more!

The kids did not really participate, as they were more interested in playing hide and seek with Uncle Adam, who had just returned from travelling, but they still had a good few hours of outdoor play in the sunshine, with or without butterflies.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to submit my results, as the website is down, but hopefully it will be up and running again soon.thumbnail_IMG_1689

Total Wild Time: About 2 hours

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