Quiz Night

The Friends of Mill Road Cemetery held a Quiz  Night on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at The Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street at 7.30pm Entry was £2 per person and the top prize was a free meal at the Cambridge Blue.

Large Skipper

Large Skipper

Large Skipper (Ochlodes faunus): This butterfly is found in sheltered areas of grassland, where grasses grow tall. It emegres from June and has one generation each year. The caterpillars eat a variety of foodplants, including birds-foot trefoil and brambles. In

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui): This large and colourful butterfly is a continental visitor, arriving any time from early spring to breed in the UK. The females lay eggs on thistles, where the caterpillars feed until they pupate, emerging about three

Orange Tip

Orange Tip

Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines): This brightly-coloured butterfly (the males at least) is seen from April until early June, when females who lack the orange tips of the male look for plants like cuckoo-flower and garlic mustard on which to lay

Brimstone

Brimstone

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni): The Brimstone is a great wanderer and, as one of the longest-lived UK species, can be seen in almost every month of the year. There are two distinct emergences; one on the first warm days of spring

Large White

Large White

Large White (Pieris brassicae): The larger of the two Cabbage White butterflies that infest gardens and farms across the UK. A friend planted a ‘sacrifice’ crop of nasturtium in his garden; however, once the caterpillars had finished them, they finished

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina): Widely distributed in the UK, this is the ubiquitous brown butterfly of grasslands everywhere. It emerges from overwintering as a caterpillar in May and as an adult from late June; it can be seen right through

Holly Blue

Holly Blue

Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus): This pretty butterfly emerges in April after pupating over winter. This generation lays eggs on the base of holly flowers, where the pupae feed on the developing flowers and berries. They emerge as adults in July

Common Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus): An iconic butterfly, the Common Blue emerges in late spring, around the middle of May. The larvae feed on leguminous plants such as common birds-foot trefoil, and are often attended by ants, which receive a sweet

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta): This beautiful butterfly can be seen at almost any time of year. Not strictly a hibernator, it overwinters in a torpor, rather than full hibernation, becoming active during warm winter days. Another that uses nettles as

Peacock

Peacock

Peacock (Inachis io): One of the early season butterflies, this iconic butterfly is often found basking in the sun on paths or bushes. It lays eggs on nettles in spring, where the black, spiky caterpillars form large nests before they