This photo taken by Wren Franklin near Long Burton in North Dorset on 10/01/2020 shows a very early appearance of caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly on Brassicas in an outdoor vegetable plot. Continue reading
Lyn tells us:
I counted the Large White caterpillars on my nasturtiums the other day, and found 72! This morning, however, a (presumably young) Cuckoo arrived and spent some time in the garden. He managed to get some food in the form of the caterpillars.
Taken in garden in Winfrith Newburgh on 14/09/2017. This was very late for a young cuckoo to still be in the UK. According to research by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), at least half leave as early as June to begin the trip back to Africa. We do hope he makes it!