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July 6, 2019

Lord of the Ringlets!

I had a go at taking pictures of butterflies and insects today. The butterfly is a Ringlet which was hard to photograph because they would not […]
July 5, 2019

Aye, Aye, Skipper!

The long-grass meadows around Bradford are at their very best at the moment. There is a great range of wild flowers, grasses and insects – all […]
July 5, 2019

Nature walk

We saw many interesting things on a hot walk this morning around Bradford and the River Torridge. The butterfly is a Speckled Wood and it was […]
June 25, 2019

Heavy Hawthorn

This is a picture of a Hawthorn on the bank of the Torridge, I wouldn’t have thought much of it, apart from the fact a local […]
June 25, 2019

Ragged Robin

After a few years of not applying any fertilizer to our meadow (since we moved in 6 years ago) the wild flowers have recovered incredibly. The […]
June 25, 2019

Barn Owl progress

The resident Barn Owls that I captured a picture of a few weeks ago are now busy feeding 4 quite large chicks. We have a TV […]
June 25, 2019


Not much to be said about this photo, apart from the fact I was trying to capture a close up of a bee or butterfly and […]
June 23, 2019

Batman to the rescue!

Well, there’s a bit of luck.  No sooner had we published the contact details of our local bat rescue heroes, Mark and Amanda Wasteney in Shebbear, […]
June 23, 2019

Happy hour again!

This afternoon we were entertained by a sibling pair of house martin fledglings.  Amazingly, it is the first time we have recorded them in 15 years […]