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A New Disguise

After encountering this ‘Map’ butterfly back in May, I was absolutely certain that I would never forget it, however I did forget this butterfly takes on a new form in the summer… 35 more words


Small Copper

Years ago I often marvelled at the age of the police in Croydon.

Many of them were so thin and feeble a puff of wind would have blown them away. 18 more words


Shirebrook Woods

This recent, artificially created, post-industrial landscape of the Shirebrook Colliery pit tip is evolving into a fine a habitat for many species.  Butterflies thrive alongside Damselflies and dragonflies, coots, swans and duck occupy the ponds fed by the brook, a kingfisher may be seen and many other birds heard in the reed beds.   63 more words


Brighton butterfly bonanza

  At the hottest height of summer Castle Hill, the centre of Brighton’s Biosphere reserve,  is crowded with colour.

Bees too busy to be bothered by passing walkers provide the soundtrack for a saunter. 104 more words


Cardiff Bay in the Sunshine

Last weekend the sun dragged the three of us down to Cardiff Bay. Since we first moved to South Wales over 20 years ago this once neglected corner of Cardiff has gone through a transformation. 852 more words