A couple of years ago a golf ball sized clump of white fuzz was fished out of some blanket weed on a pond dip. I had no idea what it was until I spotted the brown snorkel sticking out the water: it was the egg cocoon of the great silver water beetle! Unfortunately it would…Details
While exploring The glorious area around Leighton Moss and Silverdale we were shown a pond with the clearest water I think I’ve seen in a pond or lake (mind you I’m used to Essex ponds which are invariably disturbed by dogs and/or polluted). I spotted some newts by they were elusive. The sticklebacks however were…Details
On a recent trip to Sheppey, I found these Red legged partridges.
A few shots of the dingy skippers at Bonsai Bank.
An article in the Guardian today revealed that Natural England granted a license to destroy the nest and eggs if a buzzard, a species protected by law and still recovering from nearly being wiped a few decades ago. And why were they destroyed? To protect some of the millions of non native pheasants that are…Details
A lady orchid from Bonsai Bank.
On Sunday I popped up to Bonsai Bank at Denge Woods in Kent and found my first ever Duke of Burgandy Butterflies, after failing to find them there last year. This butterfly is one of the fastest declining in the UK, declining 46% in the last 10 years. The small colonies around Denge woods are…Details
Another quick one photo post, this time of a yellow wagtail on Elmley Marshes.
A quick one photo post, a female marsh harrier.