Red

If you look in my Nature Guide, you’ll find there are a number of flowers with Red in their name. Sometimes they look pink to me, but if their name is red, then they count! We have: Red Campion: Red Clover: Red Dead-nettle Redshank With insects, red seems to be more literal and things definitelyContinue reading “Red”

My Favourites

After my post yesterday about the most popular posts on my blog, I was asked what my own favourite photos of the year would be. So I’ve been having a think and these are the photos I liked best this year… First I’ve chosen this Snowdrop from the beginning of the year. I always tryContinue reading “My Favourites”

April

April brings new life, new warmth, and the insects are returning after a quiet winter. I looked back at previous Aprils and found these images of some of the first insects of each year. I’m looking forward to seeing more insects this April, even some of my favourite insects towards the end of the monthContinue reading “April”

Best of 2018

Happy New Year, dear readers. I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2018. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10: It’s been lovely to look through my old posts, especially as I haven’t taken many photos lately.Continue reading “Best of 2018”

Moth for lunch

While walking at Cors Caron last weekend I spotted a Damselfly looking a little odd. From a distance it looked like it had a rather distorted whitish head! When I got a closer look I realised it was eating a quite large lunch of a moth. Poor moth, but Damselflies need to eat too! ItContinue reading “Moth for lunch”

Flying lines

Most insects like bees and hoverflies look like little flying dots from a distance. A little roundish splodge. But Damselflies are quite different. The first time you see them flying by it’s a little disconcerting as they are like little straight lines fluttering about! Colourful straight lines too. But of course I like to getContinue reading “Flying lines”

Evanescent Life

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt] adjective Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. Much of what I photograph is evanescent. From the seasonal flowers to the insects. The bluebells are fading now, their beauty a memory. The splash of yellow brought by Celandines has now been replaced with the yellow of Buttercups. ButterfliesContinue reading “Evanescent Life”

Questing for Wings in Bournemouth

I realised I never finished posting my photos from our visit to Bournemouth last month, and this set fit will with this week’s Photo Challenge: Quest. While walking around Compton Acres, and Bournemouth Gardens I was always on a quest for something interesting to photograph. As you’ll know I did take a lot of photosContinue reading “Questing for Wings in Bournemouth”

Here Be Dragons

I mentioned in the previous post that I’d seen some Dragonflies on my wanderings and here they are… Back home I spotted this Common Darter by the pond last Thursday. At first I was disappointed as I didn’t see any Dragons, but then I managed to spot this one and get a couple of shots.Continue reading “Here Be Dragons”

Pure Joy

Apart from my garden and the village pond, I think the place I most find my joy is at Cors Caron Nature Reserve. It’s so peaceful and beautiful and full of life. There’s a feeling of pure joy just to stroll slowly in the quiet, watching insects and birds, and even lizards.