We spent some time with ‘Don’t Mow, Let it Grow’ volunteer, Donna Rainey, last week to catch some promotional shots of landscapes and volunteers, and to learn more about what’s growing and living in verges and meadows.
Donna explained to us: “The flowers with the Orange tip butterfly eggs on them are Lady’s smock. When the egg is first laid it is white. After a few days it goes orange. After a few more days it hatches into a small caterpillar which feeds on the plant and grows. Cutting the flowers at this crucial time interrupts the life cycle and the caterpillars die, a lost generation!”
Find out more about ‘Don’t Mow, Let It Grow’ on their website.