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Latest Film – White-letter Hairstreak.

There is a small colony of White-letter Hairstreak butterflies in woodland close to where I live. These are small elusive butterflies that spend most of their time flying around the treetops. I’ve put together a short film about these butterflies … Continue reading

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Two Emporers And An Admiral.

In a recent post I wrote about a visit to a local nature reserve called Monks Wood. I’d managed to find and photograph a Black Hairstreak butterfly which is an elusive butterfly that can only be found in a couple … Continue reading

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More Record Breaking Temperatures.

Back in February I wrote a post about the record breaking temperatures in the UK for that time of the year. Here I am in July writing about record breaking temperatures again. This time the highest temperature ever recorded in … Continue reading

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Hunting For Hairstreaks.

I’m lucky enough to have a few National Nature Reserves within a short driving distance from my home. There’s one called Monks Wood that I don’t visit that often but it’s a good place to see Black Hairstreak butterflies – … Continue reading

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Busy Time For Marsh Harriers.

Spring is a busy time for wildlife particulary for the Marsh Harriers at Woodwalton Fen. These Harriers are now resident all year, they nest and roost in the northern reedbed. There is an elevated hide that is great for viewing … Continue reading

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Record Breaking Temperature.

February in the UK has been the warmest on record. On a recent outing to Woodwalton Fen I noticed the outside temperature registered by my car hit 18 degrees celsius – unbelieveable warm for this time of year – I’m … Continue reading

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Woodland Winter Birds.

I headed out for a winter walk at Woodwalton Fen but this time instead of heading for the hides I went to a quieter part of the reserve to see if there were any woodland birds around. At first all … Continue reading

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