Star Item
  • Description

    Bexley, Kent.

    Several shots of wild flowers growing in a garden. A young man, Michael Dickens, picks some flowers and takes them into a house. Various shots show flowers and plants in a garden and greenhouse, being cultivated for butterfly food at this butterfly farm. Good C/Us of butterflies on flowers and furry brown caterpillars inching along leaves and nibbling on them.

    Michael takes some caterpillars from the greenhouse out into the garden and ties a muslin bag around them onto the branch of a tree; this way he can collect them when they're ready to go into the larval stage. Butterflies and moths are seen in bins in the garden; the top is covered by net, with cotton dipped in honey resting on the top as food. Several shots of colourful and exotic butterflies that appear to be pinned to flowers - ugh! A silk moth is seen fluttering as it sits on someone's finger.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4082
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    375.01
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:32:00 / 01:02:57:00
    Canister:
    CP 606
    Sort Number:
    CP 606
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Trade & Industry Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    1966 Caterpillars
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment