A selection of sunflower seeds potted up at the Orchard Park Summer Fiesta. Can you spot yours?
Good luck with growing your plants, we look forward to the entries into the tallest sunflower competition.
For information on entering, look at: https://opwildlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/two-wildlife-competitions-launched/
and to see why sunflowers are good for wildlife: https://opwildlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/sunflowers/
Well done Amanda for winning the Wildlife Photography Competition with ‘Bee on the Busway’, and thank you to Scotsdales for donating a gift voucher given to Amanda as her prize. We hope you enjoyed planting sunflower seeds and decorating dishes for the birds. For tips on how to grow your sunflowers, and find out why they’re good for wildlife have a look at:
We look forward to receiving your entries for the tallest sunflower competition.
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In readiness for the big butterfly count (19th July-10 August see: http://www.bigbutterflycount.org), a bit of info on these beautiful and delicate creatures. Click the link above to go to the British Butterfly website.
Did you know the average life span for British butterflies is around 2 weeks?
You can tell the difference between butterflies and day flying moths by the position of their wings when they’re resting. Generally butterflies have their wings together pointing upwards, whereas moths have their wings flatter on their backs.
Butterfly antennae look quite straight, moths have fringed antennae.
Click on the link to see a video of Chris Packham pointing out these differences: http://alturl.com/tf233