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.
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A native British tree.
The common lime tree of hybrid origin.
Beautiful trees that are members of the Birch family. Have distinctive trunks that seem to have almost a quality of muscular tendons rather than being flat.
An aggressive garden climber from central Asia; closely related to Japanese Knotweed and part of the Polygonaceae family.
This may be an American Hawthorn, it shows immature haws.
One of many species spread from gardens by birds.
A parasite of Ivy’s of the south and west, now established here in Cambridge.
This is also known as the Bird Cherry or Crab Cherry.
a component of calcareous grassland
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 (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
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria): As its name suggest, this pretty butterfly is associated with woodland edges and is one of the few butterflies extending its range in the UK as a result of climatic change. There are two generations a
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 (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 (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
Small White (Pieris rapae): This medium-sized butterfly is familiar to most people as a Cabbage White, since it eats various brassicas (though not so much of a pest to gardeners as its cousin the Large White). There are two, in
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
Brown Argus (Aricia agestis): This small brown butterfly emerges at the same time as the Common Blue and is usually found in similar places. There are two broods a year. The female lays on the common rock rose and dove’s
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 (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 (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
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae): The classic spring butterfly, it emerges from hibernation early in the year, basking on open patches of grass or on vegetation and gravestones. Look out for larval nests on nettles similar to the Peacock, but with
Comma (Polygonia c-album): An early butterfly, it emerges after winter hibernation, using nettles as the larval food plant. Often found warming up on sunny gravestones, it is named after the white mark on the underside of the wing. The next
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