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by sarahrookley
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Lovely suggestions, all of them.... and it's very gratifying to see that you're all as nutty as I am!
by sarahrookley
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Well, I'm feeling ridiculously privileged having just watched one of the PL eggs hatch, through my Dad's old microscope. :D I decided last night to go on an eggy hunt, and after many scratches, stings and very bad words, armed with my best reading specs and dogged determination, I found six eggs and...
by sarahrookley
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Shirley Roulston wrote:I spy a little egg! Ouch! those nettles don't half sting especially when you have shorts on but it was worth it. :D
Shirley
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We've got some eggs too! :D
by sarahrookley
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Ooooh! Congratulations Shirley. I'm yet to become a Painted Lady granny, but I'll keep looking (and yes, my legs are a bit sore as well - nettles and thistles are unforgiving creatures!)
by sarahrookley
Sun May 31, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

.... and suddenly, today, they've almost all disappeared :( (Isle of Wight). Just a couple, but nowhere near the numbers from the previous week. Come on - 'fess up - who's got them?!
by sarahrookley
Sat May 30, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Ours don't seem to be going anywhere! They're just here day after day, all over a berberis hedge which is in flower. The situation hasn't changed for a week now, and they seem in no hurry to move west, east or anywhere else. As I walk past the hedge, huge clouds of them rise up and then settle again...
by sarahrookley
Wed May 27, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Yes Jack - we're so lucky with all the butterflies we have on the Isle of Wight, but the last two years have been awful; I could count on one hand anything other than the whites for the previous two summers. I got so worried about this that I even decided to "grow my own" this year, and se...
by sarahrookley
Tue May 26, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Painted Lady influx!!!
Replies: 352
Views: 15275

Re: Painted Lady influx!!!

Hello - I'm a newbie here, but it was the Painted Lady influx which inspired me to join. I live in a village in the middle of the Isle of Wight, and since last Friday we have had literally hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies on our land. I have never seen anything like it - if they weren't so prett...

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