Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Antidepressants everywhere :)

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:

Treble-bar Moth

'Making' Grayling butterflies

Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

Common Mullein

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)

Steve on the hunt for Lepidoptera

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Darter

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!