Showing posts from August, 2017

All A-Flutter!

  Well Hello !  it's been a while, but I have been out and about and have finally gotten round to starting to catch up here though!   This is all about the Butterflies I've been seeing on my Local Patch, from the end of May through to the end of July.  For those new to my ramblings, the patch of land I go walking on close to home is a fallow field (meadow) on farmland, which is bordered by a small brook and three small areas of woodland.  The meadow supports a wide variety of wildlife - Rabbits, Foxes, Muntjac, Brown Rats, Voles, Grass Snakes and Common Lizards as well as a wide variety of birdlife, including Chiff Chaffs, Whitethroats, Great, Blue, Long Tailed, Marsh and Coal Tits, Blackbirds, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, members of the Corvid family, Buzzards and Kestrels too.     Flora-wise, there are banks of brambles around the borders, nettles, thistles, hogweed and hemlock, buttercups, stitchwort, St Johns Wort, vetch, trefoils, spotted and meadow orchids and dog rose. Ther