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 | August 28, 2009
Do you like insects? Do you like finding them, identifying them or photographing them? Well if you do you’ll be interested to hear about the National Insect Week.
National Insect Week consists of a series of Nationwide events to promote education and awareness of UK insect species and their conservation. The week will take place from [...]
sara | July 11, 2009
On a recent walk last week along the Beck which runs at the bottom of one of our fields, Stephen and I went for a walk. We took some photos of the wildflowers growing along the beck side as well as the butterflies that we could see and the beautiful beck glimmering in the sunlight. [...]
sara | December 13, 2008
Garden snails are herbivores and eat plants.
They will eat the leaves of many plants and vegetables. It will also eat rotting fruit, lichen and algae as well as fruit, vegetables, herbs and arable crops.
Snails particularly like lettuce, cucumber and herb leaves which are freshly picked. They will feed on carrots and apples.
The key to their [...]
sara | March 14, 2008
I received a comment that led me to research whether snails can change their shells. Van & Lilo commented,
“We found a garden snail and brought it home to keep it safe, even though the shell is broken, none of its body is at sight and hes still alive and well. My daughter named it Gary. [...]
sara | February 19, 2008
Snails are often found in the kitchen garden.
Cynthia asked, “Should I get rid of the snails in my kitchen garden? Do they do damage?”
Unfortunately the garden snail is seen as a pest by many gardeners and vegetable growers since the snail predominantly eats leaf and plant materials.
So yes the snails will damage your kitchen garden [...]
admin | October 17, 2007
The garden snail is seen as a pest by many gardeners and vegetable growers since the snail predominantly eats leaf and plant materials. Garden snails will damage both the garden plants and the fruit and vegetable crops.
It would be impossible for the gardener to eradicate the snail from the garden completely and some might say [...]
admin | August 31, 2007
Butterflies seen in July and August on and around my farm are;
Butterflies Farm WildlifeButterflies, Farm Wildlife
admin | August 10, 2007
Where Do Butterflies Go When it Rains?
When it rains butterflies roost;
In garden buildings.
On or in tree trunks.
On the underside of leaves.
Under dense leaves.
In crevices in walls.
In crevices in between rocks.
Under the overhang of houses.
Hanging on bushes and shrubs.
These are the same places that butterflies go at night.
admin | August 7, 2007
Latin Name: Aglais urticae
Description: The Small Tortoiseshell butterfly is bright orange with a black border and blue spots around the edge of the wings. The forewing has 3 rectangular black patches and the hindwings have black on them aswell. The underside of the wings are a black and brown colouring with a row of faint blue [...]