Monday 5 August 2019

Pollinators in a Pictorial Meadow

The pictorial meadow in Spylaw Park looks wonderful at the moment

and although there aren't perhaps as many insects in there as you might hope for on a sunny day there were a good number of hoverflies including this marmalade hoverfly

I also saw two large white butterflies and a painted lady butterfly which I will add to my records for the Big Butterfly Count which is running until 11 August. You can find out more about the Big Butterfly Count here.

A pictorial meadow is one made by using a seed mix that maximises colour all year round and also offers benefits for pollinators. The mix of flowers in this type of meadow doesn't reflect the mix you would find in a true wildflower meadow or that would spring up if you or the local council just stopped mowing your lawns.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, the flowers are beautiful. the field sounds great for the pollinators.

I hope you are having a great day. Wishing you a happy new week!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The pictorial meadows round here are already over, you do run seasonally late up there!

Bill said...

Lovely, Juliet.

not as many insects
as you might hope for . . .
pictorial meadow

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks eileen!

Simon - we do run seasonally late compared to you down there, but also this pictorial meadow is a late bloomer, lasting into autumn very often

Thanks Bill, excellet 'ku