Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Kids have fun with flowers and butterflies


Last weeks mini wildlife adventure at Kilnaughton was a great afternoon. Lots of shells, big and small were found on the beach, and a whole range of strandline treasures, hard, soft, lived in, those which made a sound and those which smelled of the sea.
The smallest shell on the day

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We followed this up hunting colours for our colour pallet and with some minibeast hunting up in the dunes, where we found soldier beetles and four different types of butterfly along with colourful moths too.
Small Tortoiseshell

 

Six-spot Burnett Moth
Serica brunnea beetle

Butterflies in our pavilion for easy observation

Early Wax Cap fungus
 
This Thursdays mini wild adventure (28th July) comes with double helpings, we are off to Jura in the morning to join the Jura Kids club at 10am to look at flowers and the insects and butterflies that visit them.  Then in the afternoon we will go in search of more flutterby's and introduce the children to the wonderful spread of flowers and orchids at Killinallan dunes.
 
We will aim, weather permitting to undertake a butterfly count for 'The Big Butterfly Count' for Butterfly conservation too.
 
The activity is free to all
 Fiona MacG




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