Butterfly House winner….…

Holly Blue butterfly on my calendula

Kate Elliott has won the butterfly house in the Vivara prize draw. Thank you to everyone who read the blog and left a comment.

Here’s the link to the blog post: https://bramblegarden.com/2021/07/31/vivara-butterfly-house-review-and-giveaway-bigbutterflycount-butterflyconservation/

Painted Lady butterfly on Budleja

You’ve got until 8th August to submit your Big Butterfly Count survey results. So far I’ve had mostly cabbage white butterflies, a few Meadow Browns, two Commas, two Tortoiseshell, two Peacock butterflies, two Holly Blue, one Painted Lady, and a stunning Ghost Moth! You can also submit reports for moths you encounter during your 15 minute survey. Let me know how you get on with yours. My figures were disappointing compared with last year and the year before. However, even poor numbers are worth recording as Butterfly Conservation, who are organising the event, says the citizen science survey is ‘like taking the pulse of nature.’ It’s an indication of how insects are coping with our changing climate.

Female Ghost Moth

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Butterfly Conservation: https://butterfly-conservation.org/

13 thoughts on “Butterfly House winner….…

  1. Congratulations to Kate Elliot for winning the butterfly house !!!! The holly blue butterfly on your marigold is gorgeous. The Painted Lady butterfly on the budleja is divine. Karen I am very sorry that your figures have been bad compared to those of the years 2020 and 2019: Climate Change is affecting all animals, it is a catastrophe. But you’ve done a great job helping Butterfly Conservation. The female ghost moth has beautiful eyes. I love all the photos. Health, courage, strength and much love for your whole family, Mr B and for you. Take good care of each other. Lots of affectionate caresses for the “Gang”. Much love from my mother and mine for you. Happy Gardening. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xxx 😘🦋🦋🌻

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      • Thanks to you, Karen. This week is not good: it is the second anniversary of the death of my dear Father, and for me it is very hard. But I have no choice but to continue living without him: well, he is always with me in my heart and I am sure that he helps me from Heaven, where he is with my brother, together the two. Karen I hope you have a very good week and are very happy. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xxx 😘🙏💚💚🌻

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  2. Karen,
    First, Zillions of congratulations to your nephew and his sail racing partner Anna (is it?). Fantastic achievement at the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics.
    I haven’t been butterfly counting, though some things white and fluttery have been encircling me! I’ve had one on my shoulder and one sitting on my nose; it even tried returning after I had batted it away! Bold or what.


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