Tag Archives: butterflies

“A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour”

meadows yurt

This week summer has returned to Denmark Farm, along with all the butterflies and the campers.  During a peaceful lunchtime stroll around the meadows I was reminded of the wonderful passage in Miriam Darlington’s ‘Otter Country – In search of the wild otter’ about her stay on the Eco campsite at Denmark Farm:  “we set out … Continue reading “A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour” »

Flutterbies, butterflies and the bugman

identifying butterflies

Next week we are welcoming back Phil the Bugman for a Big Butterfly day at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 from 10am to 4pm. With Phil’s expert guidance you will learn to identify common Butterflies, monitor their numbers and maintain their habitat. This is a free event and part … Continue reading Flutterbies, butterflies and the bugman »

Late Summer Spectacular!

The recent warm weather has resulted in huge numbers of visitors to our late-flowering plants. We had more than 50 small tortoiseshell butterflies on one sedum (ice plant) in the courtyard beds last week. Small tortoiseshell butterflies on sedum (Denmark Farm) According to the results of this year’s Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count, the long spells of warm sunny weather … Continue reading Late Summer Spectacular! »

The latest buzz about summer wildlife…

Summer is most definitely here, and if you prefer to be out and about in the countryside rather than sipping chilled Pimms in a deck chair, there  are a number of wildlife surveys you can take part in (some can even be done while sitting in a deck chair!) . Starting on 20th July until … Continue reading The latest buzz about summer wildlife… »

Good Green Fun at Denmark Farm Open Day

On Sunday 16th June, from 11am until 3pm, Denmark Farm will be opening its gates to all for a long-awaited Open Day. We have not held an Open Day for two years so we are really pulling out the stops to make this a memorable one.  The event will also celebrate the finale of our … Continue reading Good Green Fun at Denmark Farm Open Day »