I would like to thank Frances Ruane for her letter of August 12 bemoaning the fundraising effort for a tansy beetle mural: she inspired me to donate to this excellent cause.

The Ouse is a stronghold for this nationally endangered jewel, and I’ll be delighted to see the mural appear.

If anyone else is similarly motivated by Frances’ letter, you can donate at crowdfunder.co.uk/tansy-beetle-mural-for-york

Thanks Frances!

David Craven,

Acomb, York