Red Admiral Butterfly

We have seen lots of the Red Admiral Butterflies in our orchard in the last few weeks (August/September 2019). This post was originally published on (4th August 2007) and updated on (13th September 2019). Latin Name: Vanessa Atalanta  Description:  The Red Admiral is a brightly coloured butterfly with red bands and white spots on a black … Read more Red Admiral Butterfly

Big Butterfly Count 24th July – 1st August 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 … Read more Big Butterfly Count 24th July – 1st August 2010

Speckled Wood Butterfly

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 … Read more Speckled Wood Butterfly

Sights & Sounds On The Farm

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 … Read more Sights & Sounds On The Farm