Frank’s challenge this week gave us the picture of a giant swallowtail butterfly, which I am using again today.
Since doing my post, it has been mentioned in the media that butterflies are in decline in the UK, sufficiently enough to attract growing concern.
Since my failure as a kid to develop caterpillars into butterflies (or moths for that matter), I don’t know what we, Joe Public, can do to help the situation.
Sir David Attenborough, President of the Butterfly Conservation charity, is encouraging us Britons to take part in a Butterfly Count (source) over the next few weeks.
With the kids about to start their summer holidays, and as a means of getting them away from the TV or their computers/laptops/ipads/smart phones etc, would they like to take part?
There is so much beauty in Nature, from birds to the humble bumble bee, things we take for granted. It is such a shame that future generations may lose them.
The Butterfly Conservation site has an easy referral list for identification here:
This is not a commercial or promotional post, just something that interests me and I thought I would share it.