Saturday 1 July 2017

National Meadows Day

Only 2% of the meadows that existed in the UK in the 1930s still exist today. Meadows offer vital habitat for insects and birds and are worth protecting, enhancing and celebrating.

It's National Meadows Day today and to celebrate we visited Cammo Estate.  The fields around the estate are currently a mass of wild flowers

with plenty of insects too like this burnet moth

while in the estate itself the grasslands are also full of flowers

We were amazed to see all these caterpillars on the nettles (can anyone recognise which species they are?)

I may share more photos from the trip tomorrow!


Geraldine said...

It is also Canada's 150th birthday today!!!

Happy Week Juliet.

Jamie Purves said...

Peacock caterpillars, sonsie, spikey and black. The adults of course are very fine butterflies.

Crafty Green Poet said...

thanks Jamie!