Category Archives: Butterflies

Gotcha.

On a couple of afternoons this week I have been walking through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows. I was searching for the Female Common Blue Butterfly. Last week I had seen several males but only one female and had been … Continue reading

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A wildlife Safari close to home.

My walk this week was through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows situated just north of Crosby Coastguard Station. This small nature reserve stretches from the Hall Road Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt and and within it … Continue reading

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En Provence.

Walking through the lavender fields I thought I was in the south of France, but no. I was still fairly local at Rainford near St Helens and just 15 miles from home. But I can dream. Together with a couple … Continue reading

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A strange combination

The weather this past week has been marvellous and I have managed to get out to do my half an hour exercise whilst keeping my social distance. A couple of days ago I was walking in the Hightown Dunes and … Continue reading

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Flutterbies.

Flutterbies !. OK, I know it should be Butterflies, but I like the name. It seems appropriate as they ‘Flutter By’ This year has seen a massive migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui. The species undertakes an extraordinary … Continue reading

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On the wing

Last week I was in Buckinghamshire and I did a short walk round Eyethrope taking in a section of the North Bucks way and the Swan Way. It was bright and sunny and the hedgerows were full of flowers. I … Continue reading

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A Comma on the Asparagus Trail.

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and I travelled a few miles up the coast to do the Formby Asparagus Trail. With the help of information boards, this trail tells the story of the families who worked the land to … Continue reading

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A walk to the Schwarzensee.

It was the last day of our holiday and I wanted to fit in another walk. All week I had been reading about a walk to Schwarzensee, the Black Lake. It would take approx. 4 hours to get there and … Continue reading

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A Butterfly, a Bird and some Bindweed.

The glorious weather continues and this morning I was down by the coastguard station. I headed north along the coast through Hightown Dunes and Meadows to see what I could find. Lots of butterflies were on the wing but they … Continue reading

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Brimstone Butterfly

This was the image that I entered in the monthly competition at my local camera club. It was taken with my little Lumix Camera and shows a Brimstone Butterfly feeding. For once the judge liked it and it came second. … Continue reading

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