Entries by Peter Bright

Butterfly of the Week 27th May 2020

    Small tortoiseshell: This familiar butterfly hibernates as an adult in September or October in sheltered places in woodlands and woodpiles or in our garages, barns, lofts, and church rooves, where its dark shape, with antennae folded back, can be a familiar sight. On sunny days in January or February they may wake and […]

Butterfly of the Week 20th May 2020

  Red Admiral: This spectacular butterfly probably got its name from the ‘royal navy ensign colours’ of its wings rather than being a corruption of ‘admirable’ which it also undoubtedly is! It is a butterfly which traditionally did not survive British winters and so our butterflies came in several waves of immigration – first from […]

Westbury Inn Takeaway Menu

Andy and Ann-Marie are having a well deserved week off providing Takeaway meals.  They will start again on Monday 25th May.  The menu will probably be posted on Sunday 24th May and circulated to the Westbury Inn diners email list as usual.  If you want to be included on this circulation list contact peterbright60@btinternet.com.

Butterfly of the Week 13th May 2020

    Brimstone: That this butterfly is the origin of the word ‘butter-fly’ with its abundance and colour, flying early in the year, is a lovely story. Brimstones over-winter as adults in woodland and hedgerow places such as amongst ivy. They can appear at any time in January or February flying on warm sunny days […]

Butterflies of the Week 6th May 2020

              Large and Small whites:  These are the ‘Cabbage Whites’ that are a gardeners’ nightmare. There are two separate species the Large and the Small. They both over-winter as pupae formed at the end of August or beginning of September and emerge in April the following Spring. The Large White […]

Westbury Butterfly of the Week 29th April 2020

  Green-veined white: It looks like a cabbage white but isn’t. They over winter as pupae which emerge in April and lay their eggs on wild relatives of cabbages – garlic mustard, charlock, lady’s smock and other wild brassicas. In gardens they may use nasturtiums and Alyssums. The offspring of the butterflies flying now emerge […]