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

Praying Mantis Catches Bee Photograph Sent In By Mama

Ever seen a praying mantis eating a bee? Well look no further! The photo was sent in by Mama who is a member of the farmingfriends forum and has become a good friend over the last month or so as we have shared stories and advice. Mama said that, ” My son took this pic … Read more Praying Mantis Catches Bee Photograph Sent In By Mama

National Insect Week – June 2010

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 … Read more National Insect Week – June 2010