sara | July 19, 2010
Sarah, one of the farmingfriend’s forum members has emailed through some info about the Big Butterfly Count taking place from 24th July to 1st August 2010.
Butterflies are disappearing and are in serious decline, they are both beautiful and vital to the health of our environment.
So be part of the big butterfly count from [...]
sara | April 10, 2008
Today (Thursday 10th April 2008) I spotted the first butterfly of the season. It was a peacock butterfly. I spotted it this morning about 10am in my vegetable garden.
Have you spotted any butterflies this year yet? – Let me know which butterfly you saw, where you saw it and when you saw it.
really beautiful….wow! I [...]
sara | November 1, 2007
Speckled Wood Butterfly
Latin Name: Parage aegeria.
Description: The speckled wood butterfly has brown wings with creamy-yellow coloured spots on the upper wing with one small dark eye spot near the tip of the upper wing. The lower wings have creamy-yellow coloured spots and a row of three dark eye spots.
Size: The wingspan of the speckled wood butterfly is approximately 50mm.
Habitat: This [...]
admin | June 4, 2007
The farm is an amazing place to see & hear nature up close. Here are just some of the sights and sounds I have seen and heard on and around the farm over the last month.
Barn owls screeching in the fields at dusk.
Bats flying around the barn at night.
Swallows circling the barnyard and feeding their [...]