It seems a bit odd to call it a butterfly house, given that it is actually a giant caterpillar you can walk through. It was one of the hottest days of the year during our visit (and London Zoo's Butterfly Paradise is already heated to 27C) so the butterflies were very busy flying about. As … Continue reading My Weekend Photo – Featuring The Butterfly House At London Zoo.
"Verges can be wonderful roadside mini-meadows, a crucial habitat for wild flowers and the wealth of wildlife they support." - Plantlife. There's a bit of argy-bargy at the moment over whether councils should cut roadside verges. According the the BBC, since 2013 the British conversation charity, Plantlife, has been campaigning for councils to let them … Continue reading England’s Blooming Grass Verges.
It is amazing to think it was little more than meadow when Valerie and John Alston first bought the land. More than 40 years on, it is transformed – although that doesn't feel like a big enough word to describe what has taken place at Alby Gardens. The four acres are filled with trees … Continue reading Norfolk Adventures – Alby Gardens.
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.