This month, we were given a very informative talk by Nicholas Hatton about the Butterflies of Cheshire. Nicholas explained that some butterfly species had declined in recent years whilst others maintained their numbers. His talk was accompanied by some beautiful slides mostly of photographs taken by himself, some of which had won photographic competitions. It was sad to hear that Cheshire has become one of the least butterfly rich counties in England, his theory being the loss of deep hedgerows and wild flower meadows. He also told us how to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth. Not as simple as we thought: it’s not just a case of day or night time flight, or position of wings, it’s the fact that butterflies have a little ball shape at the end of their antennae and moths don’t!
On Thursday 28th February, following an invitation to the local WI, some of our members will be visiting Tatton Park to take part in a pilot ‘FOOD to FORK’ trial. We are looking forward to their report back at out next meeting.
Anyone who is interested in visiting /joining us is welcome to attend our next meeting to be held on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when Yvonne Matthews will give a talk entitled ‘7 secrets to health from the Beehive’