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Butterfly conservation boost...

Some of Britain’s rarest butterflies are booming at National Trust sites, a new report has found. The study, led by charity Butterfly Conservation, revealed that rare species like Marsh Fritillary are bucking nationwide declines, with these ‘habitat specialist’ butterflies seeing their numbers grow by a tenth at National Trust sites since 1992.

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They are a bit impatient.

We waited to go outside until the sun had risen this morning, it was just enough warm, 10C (50F) and a wind was blowing so not a fly was out to annoy us :-) The wind kept getting stronger all the time though but it was really nice when coming out of reach for it. 533 more words

My Dogs And Cats.

Enslaved Workers' Cabins

I am publishing these with no political agenda. However, if they make you feel uncomfortable…they should. 13 more words


The weather makes me sleepy.

It must have rained almost the entire night and it was so dark that it almost felt like night  even though the sun had been up for almost 40 minutes when we came outside. 625 more words

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A Busy Summer

But not so busy for the blog.

I started this up when I hadn’t yet moved into my new apartment and my job had not picked up pace. 241 more words

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Three reasons to garden with your children...

Three Reasons to Garden with Your Children: It’s so important to spend time outside in the garden with your children. Whether it’s structured time or exploring on their own, your child will find ways to connect with nature.

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I had no plans for shooting anything like this today. We found large bush covered in butterflies.

There are several switches on my long lens to allow a closer focus. 29 more words