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Adonis Blues

June 11, 2020 - I recently decided to dedicate a bit of my free time to photographing Adonis Blue butterflies (Polyommatus Bellargus) th...
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Butterfly Photography

May 26, 2020 - The 2020 butterfly season started some time ago and when the lockdown was announced my heart sank as I had big photograp...
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Fritillary Fever

July 22, 2019 - If you happen to be a regular reader you might be aware that my luck with Dark Green Fritillaries hasn't been great. For...
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More Butterflies

July 05, 2019 - Just a short post by way of an update on my current butterfly photography project. Over the last few days I've had a bit...
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Dark Green Fritillaries

July 01, 2019 - Over the last couple of weeks I've made several visits to Cleeve Hill - mainly the Masts Reserve - in search of the stun...
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Marbled Whites

June 27, 2019 - On the evening of Friday 21st June I went over to Stroud to visit my parents and wish my Dad a very happy birthday. Afte...
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Large Blues

June 21, 2019 - As mentioned in my previous post, I'd been getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunity to get out with my...
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A Not So Common Blue

June 14, 2019 - With the weather not realising it's summer, I'm suffering serious cabin fever at the moment and planned photography sess...
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2019 Butterfly Season

May 29, 2019 - The first butterflies of the year emerged a number of months ago, and whilst I missed the start of the season, I've been...
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Silver-studded Super Saturday

June 26, 2018 - With the butterfly season well underway and the weather doing what it's supposed to do for a change at this time of year...
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A Long Overdue Catch-up

June 22, 2018 - I can't believe it's been nearly a year since my last bog post. Where has the time gone?! Whilst the blog has been quiet...
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Fritillaries & Blues

May 29, 2017 - Since my last post I've been out a number of times looking for butterflies and the good run of luck I've been on has con...
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Chalkhill Blues

August 20, 2016 - Towards the end of July I had a fantastic walk around Cleeve Hill, specifically the Bill Smyllie/Prestbury Hill Reserve...
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Dordogne Butterflies: Part 2

August 08, 2016 - So, I'd already hit the jackpot with the Swallowtails found earlier in the week. One thing I hadn't got which became an...
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Dordogne Butterflies: Part 1

July 10, 2016 - I've recently been fortunate enough to spend a week in the the Dordogne area of France with nothing on the agenda other...
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I Got The Blues

June 25, 2016 - No, this post has nothing to do with my mood yesterday morning when I woke up to the shocking news that the UK has voted...
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June Gems

June 12, 2016 - Following my last blog post, which covered my exploits in May, I had planned on writing a follow-up post about the drago...
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May Butterflies

May 28, 2016 - It's that time of year once again when my attention gets uncontrollably drawn to the smaller winged wildlife of the UK -...
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The Marbled White

June 25, 2015 - Daneway Banks here in Gloucestershire is an absolute gem of a nature reserve. Run by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, and...
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More Butterflies, Dragons and Damsels

June 07, 2015 - Since my last blog post in early May I've been making the most of the improving weather with plenty of visits to local w...
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