St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Tag: ringlet

5 fantastic facts about butterflies

This week we’re celebrating all things butterfly by listing 5 facts you might not have known about this majestic metamorphic insect. We hope these facts will inspire you to take part in the Big Butterfly Count – a survey you can do in your own garden or local green space to help Butterfly Conservation keep […]

Posted 5 August 2014 | Categories: Inspiration | Tags: Buddleia, butterfly, Comma, Common Blue, insect, ringlet, small skipper, small tortoiseshell

Wildwatch: 17 July 2013 – Plants and butterflies rule!

Weather: Hot, with sunny intervals: 20C to 28 C. Occasional calm and cooling breeze Observers: Amanda, Carrie, Declan, Ian, Linda, Natasha, Sarah, Tracey Well, at the height of the plant flowering season, we were without our plant and flower experts, Janetta and Kaye. But Linda and Carrie stepped nobly up to the line, and with […]

Posted 19 July 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, breeding, Brown Hawker, comma butterfly, Great Mullein, Knapweed, Mugwort, ringlet, small skipper, Tansy, Yarrow

Wildwatch: 10 July 2013 – Something fishy..!

Weather:   Warm, overcast, light breeze Observers:   Declan, Nettie, Preeyus There’s a first time for everything, and it was inevitable that one day there would come a Wednesday when none of the regulars were available. We bitterly regret that it had to happen at the end of a mini heat-wave in the middle of the breeding […]

Posted 11 July 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: field scabious, hogweed flower, meadow brown butterfly, ringlet

Wildwatch: 4 July 2012 – It’s looking so green now!

Weather: Overcast but mild. No rain! Observers: Ian, Kaye, Linda, Margaret, Tom There’s been quite a bit of rain recently, and everything at St Nicks is looking refreshingly green. Bird song is getting quieter (normally happens in  July / August), but plants, grasses, flowers and trees are flourishing! We all did the Osbaldwick Beck circuit […]

Posted 5 July 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: buddlea, Harlequin Ladybird, Large Skipper, ringlet, sparrowhawk, Woodcock