Butterflies are magical little creatures as they turn into fairies at night. A real childhood garden adventure! Anyone that loves butterflies please go and buy this magazine as it is packed full of details on how to save our butterflies. There is also a special offer for butterfly plants. Today I am going to read as much as I can on now to save the butterfly. One interesting thing I found out and that is those horrible stinging nettles are important food for some caterpillars. We don't have any so I will have to ask our school if I could dig one of theirs up. Today I wish I was stinking rich as I would buy the school field instead of them selling it off for housing. Then the field could be shared with the Welsh School so they don't have to travel 45 minutes for their sports day. The kids love playing in the field after school we are all very sad.
If you go to www.gardenersworld.com/images you will be able to see the relevant caterpillars.
Join the Big Butterfly Count from 16 July to 31 July. Simply make a note of any butterflies you spot over a fifteen minute period. www.bigbutterflycount.org
I am going to do some more research and try and share with you what I know and hopefully together we can save our butterfly for our children and their children to enjoy.
I will be back to share more butterfly and fairy images...
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