Thursday, December 13, 2012

Iris on the Beeb

In addition to a pleasant mention on Radio 4's Saving Species programme this week (re Knepp Castle estate, West Sussex -thanks to Charlie Burrell) Britain's premier butterfly made a spectacular appearance on George McGavin's Miniature Britain last night.  These clips were out-takes from filming at Goose Green Old Car Park, Alice Holt Forest, in 2009. 

Interesting to see that the male landing on an oak leaf almost landed head on, they usually do a backward flip at the last mini-second, and land backwards.  

Here's the Iplayer link (on for a week).  Scroll to 13 mins 28 secs. 

Knepp Castle estate web site is interesting:  see

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