Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
My guess is that from now on we no longer just hate British tits, but also the Bullfinch. What else would do that? I didn't photograph the damaged buds as the spray is high up and needs a step ladder. My cat has been informed.
This winter's predation pattern is similar to last year's. Yet to kick in is late winter / early spring desiccation, which can also affect captive larvae.
Can't stand much more of this. Next winter someone else can follow iris larvae through, I'm not doing it again...
Friday, March 4, 2011
Unfortunately Matthew it would appear that the ULTIMATE Jazz band heroes of "Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis" (1995) may have unfortunately just pipped "Deus" to the Premiere Apatura album cover crown. As for UK butterflies, if memory serves the Hollies "Butterfly" album depicted a nice cover of a Fritillary (Pearl-Bordered???) back in 1967, but considering the prolific use of butterfly images around this time, there maybe some other, prior covers which display images of various UK butterfly species! Would be interesting though to see who can find the find the first depiction, on an a music or film album cover of an Apaturinae???
Are you in this picture? If so, you are set to appear on the front cover of the forthcoming album by the avant garde pop group Deus! There will be no speech bubbles or inappropriate text: the image and the butterfly say it all. The small profit made will go towards Purple doings, maybe even a litre of fuel. Deus found the image on this website, which of course has a huge cult following...
Patrick Barkham (standing at back) is a fan of Deus. I'd never heard of them, but am now a great fan... The picture was taken in Fermyn Woods on 5th July 2009.
Thus Apatura iris becomes the first British butterfly to appear on an album cover - another one-up on the large blue and other entomological riff-raff... This butterfly will take over the world...