Painted Lady pupa

Saturday, September 19th 2009

The Eco Club Painted Lady pupa hatched out this morning. One had hatched out by 10.00am and by lunch time another four had turned into beautiful colourful butterflies. Here you can see one of the fresh adults preparing to fly for the first time.

Painted Lady pupa

Painted lady butterfly

More 'babies' were discovered in a gorse bush up on the moor, this big wolf or nursery web spider (from the family Pisauridae) was busy weaving her web tent around hundreds of spiderlings! On this photo (taken by Elizabeth) you can even see the silk threads behind the adult spider.

Big wolf or nursery web spider

Here are Elizabeth and Emma measuring a moorland pond to help with a grant application.

Elizabeth and Emma measuring a moorland pond


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