After a two-year quest, I finally got my wish to photograph a swallowtail butterfly last year. It involved driving to Strumpshaw Fen, walking down a country lane, standing in a field with lots of other photographers and waiting. Some had folding chairs, some were in camo gear and they all had huge long lenses. When … Continue reading Photographing A Swallowtail Butterfly.
It was Freya who suggested a picnic at our old favourite, Strumpshaw Fen, on Sunday - as long as she could take her magnifying glass with her?! While it was warm in the sun it was still pretty cold in the shade so I didn't really expect to see much but almost everywhere we were … Continue reading A Picnic With The Butterflies At Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk.
Sound the alert! I've seen my first butterfly of the year; a beautiful bright yellow brimstone at the park, which caused great excitement (mainly for me). Since then I've seen three more which I think must be, at least in part, down to the unnaturally warm weather we've had recently (I went out on Sunday … Continue reading February Flowers.
Earlier this year we joined the RSPB and as well as access to all the reserves we enjoy so much, our family membership also came with a Nature Discovery Pack, which we have been making use of. While some of the seasonal tasks require you to have your own garden or outside space (we live … Continue reading Easy Autumn Crafts – Leaf Butterfly.