Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brighton Butterfly business is booming

Another sun scorched day another downland valley filled with fluttering. Beyond the boundary of the South Downs National Park the city fringe is filled with things in flight. Allotment air alive with red, white, blue and black as butterflies thrive. Red admirals sail the breeze and peacocks perch on paths or beam their colours from […]

Brighton butterfly bonanza

  At the hottest height of summer Castle Hill, the centre of Brighton’s Biosphere reserve,  is crowded with colour. Bees too busy to be bothered by passing walkers provide the soundtrack for a saunter. Grassland is bright with butterflies flitting from flower to frond, finding food and flirting. Shielded by the Downs from the sounds […]

Slugs

Slugs salivating. An orgy of gastropods Gobble up my garden Leaving their silvery slick. Can nothing neutralize their appetite For everything? Yes – they like Lambrini And are now Derservedly Dead Drunk