The butterflies are landing

In the spring I worked with three local groups to create designs for butterfly mosaics for the new Butterfly Garden at the National Wildflower Centre. The mosaics were cast into concrete shapes in the summer and last week I went over to work out how they would be sited with Lucinda and Pete, aka The Hairy Gardener.



As you can see the garden was quite overgrown on the day we did the setting out. The white card denotes the position for the main butterfly, as seen below. If you click onto the link above to the hairy gardener’s blog, you’ll see what a transformation the volunteers have made to this space already. Pete is organising the planting scheme for the garden and it is going to look sensational – I’m giving away nothing – but I can tell you that you should definitely make a visit next March when this new Butterfly Garden will be in full bloom……..



Now then, I’ve still not received any guesses for the last butterfly identification competition but here’s another one: although it is stylised, can you identify the native butterfly species that is represented in this mosaic?

Yes, it is worth commenting if you know the answer because, of course, there is a PRIZE!!!! the person who sends the first correct answer will win a butterfly mosaic stepping stone kit (worth £34), posted to their address. The usual T & C apply (ask if you need a copy!!)

2 thoughts on “The butterflies are landing

  1. peter frances

    Thanks Tracey I like your blog,nice of you to take time to read mine ’til we meet again take care Best Wishes
    hairygardener a.k.a Pete


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