My name is Bella and I have been helping my brother Ed the Bear to raise awareness of the oceans and how they are threatened. Now I have a mission of my own to raise awareness of freshwater which is the most valuable resource on the planet for wildlife, humans and bears.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Bella's winter butterfly rescue
Today I was surprised to find a butterfly fluttering around in the conservatory. It must have been hibernating somewhere safe and because its sunny today it must have warmed up and started to fly around.
I moved closer to have a better look and the butterfly landed on my nose.
Its tiny feet tickled and I had to try very hard not to sneeze and blow the poor butterfly away.
You can see a small white mark on the underside of this butterflies wing. It is a comma shaped mark which is why the butterfly is called a comma butterfly.
I thought it must be hungry so I added a small spoonful of my special honey to some warm water so the honey dissolved.
I then poured it onto some cotton wool. The butterfly would be able to feed on the honey water using its long coiled tongue.
After a while it started to flutter around again. I opened the door so it could fly out into the garden and hopefully find a better hiding place to hibernate. The butterfly landed onto the Valerian plant which still had some flowers.