We’d love to see drawings of your favourite British butterflies and day-flying moths,
to raise awareness of vulnerable species.
Get Your Artwork Featured on a Seedball Tin!
Calling all budding artists, 🧑🎨 crafty collagers and playful painters. 🎨
Help us to inspire people to grow 🌸 wildflowers and save 🦋 butterflies.
HOW TO ENTER
Running until 24th October 2022
Seedball invite you to share your art with us on social media. Make sure you use @seed_ball with the hashtag #seedballart and we will choose a lucky winner to have their work printed on a limited edition of 100 Butterfly Mix Wildflower tins.
A mix of native wildflowers that are perfect for butterflies! This lovely collection of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers is designed to attract butterflies to our gardens, balconies and window boxes and uses only flowers recommended by Butterfly Conservation. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Red campion and Yarrow, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.
1 tin of Butterfly Mix contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
Aiming to highlight the work of The Butterfly Conservation’s brilliant survey, the Big Butterfly Count, the results of which usually come out in the Autumn – the collated data being an important resource for conservation strategies.
Butterfly numbers have been in decline since 1970, with habitat loss and pesticide use. This has had a knock-on effect on other species, especially smaller birds who feed their young with caterpillars. Planting wildflowers in your garden, hanging baskets and window pots can make a huge difference in helping their populations thrive again!