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Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Big butterfly count 16 - 31 July

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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby alan refail » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:25 pm

I'm intrigued by the spotting out in the North Sea and in the Atlantic North-west of Ireland :roll: :roll:

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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:32 pm

Yes very strange, the one in the channel could be on one of the Channel Islands, great places for wild life.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby peter » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Alan, the North Sea ones will be oil, gas, or wind installations.
Could the Atlantic one be Rockall?
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby alan refail » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:00 am

peter wrote:Could the Atlantic one be Rockall?


Could be, Peter, but I bet there's rockall butterflies there :lol: :lol:

And one wonders who's recording them :roll: :roll:

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Incidentally, if you look at the current results map, you'll see another "island" has appeared :shock: :shock: :shock:

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And then, if you zoom out on the results map, you'll find sightings from all sorts of places worldwide :? :?
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Mike Vogel » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:25 pm

The onein the sea will be the Red Admiral, of course.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby peter » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:31 pm

Ahoy there sailorboy, I commodore you to not try and gull him, he'll leave no stone un-terned to wrack his HMS Revenge. :oops:
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:50 pm

The other one in the sea is doing the butterfly stroke.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:42 pm

back to butterflies - I had an update to say that peacock butterflies are down by a third this year, is it the wet weather?

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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Parsons Jack » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:53 pm

Absolutely loads of Peacock butterflies on our allotment site this morning :)

Those and a few Red Admirals.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Geoff » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:06 pm

It's not only Big Butterfly Count that goes in for creative mapping.

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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:14 pm

Hi Geoff, ROTFL... with the two eyes at the top it looks like some demented creature that cut itself shaving :lol:
PJ That could be because the reserve has co opted farmers around there to plant more willdflowers in preparation for the reintroduction of the short haired bumble bee from australia, perhaps that is also helping the butterflies.
Did you register them? Careful now don't park them in the sea, giggles.
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Parsons Jack » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:47 pm

Hi NB,

We also have a wildlife garden and pond on the allotment site which helps :D

I have added the count to the BBC :)
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Nature's Babe » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:01 pm

Does it help with the slug problem having a pond PJ ?
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Re: Big Butterfly Count

Postby Parsons Jack » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:13 pm

Nature's Babe wrote:Does it help with the slug problem having a pond PJ ?


Not noticeably NB.
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