Monday, 1 June 2009

Find the lady!

Today we've been spying painted lady butterflies, a beautiful migrant - its amazing that they migrate to and from northern Africa every year and are back here for the summer. In the autumn they will all ether die or emigrate to Africa. It seems we're also being asked to note down every time we see them and where and records are showing its been the biggest migration for years.

While down the river at the edge of the meadow we also spied a male orange tip - a butterfly that always seems to be on the move. But at least we managed to get a better glimpse of the speckled wood butterfly.

Over near the railway line we managed to find a grass snake and a family of slow worms basking in the heat.