The path edged with dog shit opened up into meadow of butterflies, it is true that sometimes you have to pass through the crap to see the glory and when you see it, it is beautiful.

the inner

Wade Marshes walking East took us through rows of arable fields, straddled over ditches, bypassing reservoirs and streams it uncovered a stunning mixture of wildlife. I was curious as I followed the perimeter of the cornfield why it faded from Gold to Green...is this something to do with the fertilizer┬áreaching these areas and thus speeding… Continue reading the inner

Butterfly Transect

It was a record day with Skippers today on my butterfly transect, a pleasent walk counted over 170 in 10 sections recording my first ever Essex Skipper as well as my first (slightly) more common Gatekeeper. A common blue was still holding on, tethered, rugged and discoloured. Marbled Whites flushed out from the folliage in… Continue reading Butterfly Transect

ordnance survey maps- nr. Reculver Kent

Sunday morning I sat at the breakfast table with an ordnance survey map and pointed to a blue square on the page - 'I wonder what that looks like'.... The walk took us though agricultural fields, we jumped a fence and found the secret reservoir where a heron flew over head and reed warblers, invisible… Continue reading ordnance survey maps- nr. Reculver Kent

I’m so stoked and there’s still tomorrow.

When weekends arrive its back out in the field, with a little time for dinner and drinking coffee in country pubs combating field guides and bird call recordings- we repeat over and over. Spending 5 days out on the reserves, then another 2 in the field its hard to break away from what is my… Continue reading I’m so stoked and there’s still tomorrow.

Ophrys apifera

Went on a little weekend day excursion to photograph this beautiful orchid The Bee Orchid is quite obviously named after the insect it mimics and will attract male bees with its disguise. As the curious male bee pays his visit the disguised orchide is pollinated! A very scheming promise of love! A merit for the… Continue reading Ophrys apifera