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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yeuch

well at 9pm last night I gave up, turned the 'puter off and went to bed. I was zonked.

When I eventually woke up I felt a bit refreshed but it didn't last. I am still zonked. The weather is lovely but I just can't summon up the energy to go for a wander.

Went around dad's this morning to find a shelf had collapsed in the garage spilling paint. This missed his new car by INCHES!!! eek!

I did see a Brimstone butterfly in dad's garden and another driving home. There were bees about as well. Is spring finally here?

When I was a kid the butterfly I saw most of was the Small Tortoiseshell but I seldom see it now. Butterfly Conservation are reporting that Small Tortoiseshell numbers are down 80% since 1990. No one knows why, it could be climate change or it could be tied to the tiny parasitoid fly Sturmia bella, first noted in Britain in 1999.

5 comments:

leazwell said...

No spatter on the car at all??? Amazing.

Liz said...

Last year was terrible for butterflies, I barely saw any at all throughout summer and I live next door to a large park with woodland (lots of nettles)

I saw my first red admiral in September/October when we had a hot spell!

Crazy.

diddums said...

I feel rather soggy myself - seems to be that sort of day.

Jane said...

Hope you get your energy back soon... I saw brimstones and peacocks in our garden yesterday. I guess it was the warmer sunshine. Take care. Jane

oldcrow61 said...

Hope your feeling better soon.