Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Pieris brassicae

The smallest one came pounding up the garden this morning squealing 'mummy, mummy, there are hundreds of tiny snakes on the nasturtiums'...... 'oh my' - I thought, please not.

So with camera in hand (well I had to didn't I) we went to investigate.

Not snakes I'm afraid - though I was completely afraid that there was to be honest - but a good handful of caterpillars munching at the nasturtiums - she had it half right, that's my girl for naming the plant correctly.

Pieris brassicae or the cabbage white butterfly as they are known to most people.

Now I know most gardeners out there will be squirming at these pictures shouting 'take them away, take them away!' but do you know what - I think they can have my nasturtiums.  

They have no flowers and have got all leggy with the rain, plus I like looking at these little beasties - it beats spiders any day.

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Edited :: Oopps I fibbed - sorry - but only a small one.  

Our nasturtium plant does have a flower on it, though it is just the one and probably not for long if the munching little fellow has anything to do with you can see from the picture above! 

Double sorry.