Archive for August, 2014

Footfall survey

August 13, 2014

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the footfall survey at the Gardens on August 12th – 134 passed by the survey spot, 6 ran past, 44 were dog walkers and visitors included 3 groups of Germans and an American couple. Top comments for change to the Gardens were to ‘open up vistas’ and to create an all weather walking route through the newly planted woodland area.

Rare butterfly seen in the gardens

August 9, 2014

A keen lepidopterist has reported seeing a Black Swallowtail butterfly in the gardens in June near the pond. As this species is native to North America we are wondering if it has escaped from a collection, Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm maybe?

Any more reports of rare or unusual flora and fauna in the gardens will be very welcome.

Pristine_Black_Swallowtail

Picture © Kenneth Dwain Harrelson at en.wikipedia