I was at Cambois near the site of former Blyth power station this afternoon. The sun was shining and there was St John's Wort as far as the eye can see. I was one the hunt for Treble-bar moth (Aplocera plagiata) and The Grayling butterfly (Hipparchia semele) with Tom Tams and Steve.
Here's how we got on:
'Making' Grayling butterflies
Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
Steve on the hunt for Lepidoptera
Common Blue Damselfly
According to research in the British Medical Journal (Volume 331, pp 1221-2), connecting with nature can improve your health and wellbeing. The theory is known as ecotherapy: restoring health through contact with nature.
Well I never!