Tag Archives: Poole

View of a white butterfly with black tips to the wings resting on a green leaf.

Orange Tip. Photo: Ian Ballam

Ian was persuaded to send us this photo of a female Orange-tip he had in his garden in Poole on 01/04/20 and I am very pleased that he did.

It is a rather lovely and delicate butterfly that really symbolizes the arrival of Spring and seeing it helps to lift the spirit which is something we all need at the moment.

view of a perfect Peacock feeding at a fruit station

Peacock. Photo: Elaine Conlon.

Two Red Admirals enjoying some rotting fruit

Red Admiral. Photo: Elaine Conlon

Elaine thoughtfully set up this fruit feeding station in her garden at Broadstone around 20/09/17.

The Peacock and Red Admirals can enjoy this feast which will help to sustain them throughout winter hibernation until they reappear on a warm  day in the early Spring. Sheds, garages, outhouses and even spare bedrooms are favourite hibernation spots.

If you are lucky enough to have one, it will be a joy to look forward too, watching it wake up in 2018.

New wildlife site in Poole

An area which was an old school field in Poole has been turned by the Borough Council into a public open space, complete with a wildlife area, a large pond and a wetland area. It is off North Road, behind the Bournemouth and Poole College site.

Peacock on ground with wings open

Peacock. Photo: Paul Cobb

Paul Cobb has sent us this lovely photo of a Peacock taken there and reports there were Brimstones visible as well. We hope more butterflies will make use of the area later in the year, so if you live in the area, please visit the site when you can and report any butterfly sighting to us via our Sightings page.

The Borough of Poole has a website page which tells you more, and there is a Facebook group set up by a local resident.