Thursday, 4 June 2015
30 Days Wild - Day 4 - Looking for butterflies
Day 4 of 30 Days Wild - Random acts of Wildness was a 30 minute walk around the field looking for butterflies.
As today was scorching hot with a light breeze it was difficult to take photos because the butterflies wouldn't settle. We saw quite a few different types of butterflies including some we couldn't get close enough to identify.
Last year we went on a guided walk with The Upper Thames Butterfly Conservation group, so today we were able to use some of the things we learnt when looking for butterflies, like not casting a shadow over them and not making too many vibrations as both scare away the butterflies.
We are lucky on my local patch that the farmer leaves very large edges around the crops in the fields where lots of flowers grow, so there are lots of butterflies and bees to look for.