A collection of writing, images and sounds inspired by natural history, by Somerset artist Duncan Cameron and Norfolk musician Adam Clark
Sunday, 10 April 2011
An old friend
A recent book-purge by my mother turned up a well-loved old Collins guide to Buterflies and Moths, with a small label in the front proclaiming it (in childish script) to be 'from the library of Adam Clark'. I think it was my first field guide to anything. With its aid, I was competent as a boy at identifying most common British butterflies.
That knowledge has faded somewhat, but I was pleased to be able to consult it to confirm that the butterfly sunning itself in our greenhouse yesterday was indeed the pleasing-if-obviously-titled 'Orange Tip' (Anthocharis cardamines). Along with the brimstones, these early season butterflies have been enjoying the sunny days of late, and add a little charm to the hedges and gardens.