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2021: The Year So Far

May 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I can't believe it's the nearly the end of May and this is my first post. Despite how quiet things may seem here, I have been enjoying a little more time out and about recently, mainly due to a slight upturn in the weather. Before the butterfly season gets into gear, I'm always excited to see those first migrant bird species arrive on our shores a...
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My Incredible Dad

August 14, 2020  •  1 Comment
It breaks my heart to write that on Thursday 16th July 2020, my incredible Dad, Andy, passed away peacefully at home. As a family, we were informed in mid-June that Dad had advanced terminal cancer - news that was incredibly hard to process and a huge shock to us all. We were very lucky to be able to visit him in hospital soon after and a week lat...
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Adonis Blues

June 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I recently decided to dedicate a bit of my free time to photographing Adonis Blue butterflies (Polyommatus Bellargus) that can be found at a number of sites locally and opted for an evening walk around the wonderful Barnsley Warren SSSI in the Cotswolds; a location I've been to a few times before but always later on in the butterfly season for Chal...
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Redstarts

June 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The natural world has so much to offer during the spring months that it can often be hard to know where to look. Migrant birds arrive from afar after a lengthy and exhausting journey to begin their quest to pair up and rear their next generation, whilst the first butterflies of the year begin to emerge. My local patch, Cleeve Hill, is no exception...
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Butterfly Photography

May 26, 2020  •  1 Comment
The 2020 butterfly season started some time ago and when the lockdown was announced my heart sank as I had big photography plans this year given I wouldn't be working for a spell. To add insult to injury, the spring weather has been better over the last few months than I can ever remember. Daily walks have been a welcome pick-me-up, with stacks of...
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