Wild

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I thought it would be nice to finish June with some bug porn. Actually, as you may have noticed, I’ll happily post bug porn any day of the year, but this is the month of #30dayswild, and a pair of … Continued

Vagrant

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This isn’t – by some way – my favourite photo of the day, but it has to feature because it records a very unusual encounter. On a cold, dark, autumnal day, with a fierce wind gusting, I wasn’t expecting to … Continued

Opium poppy

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I don’t believe I’m responsible for this poppy plant, although from time to time I do buy some mixed wild flower seed, sprinkle it around the garden, and wait to see what takes. But I always choose native seed mixes, … Continued

Rescue

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R rescued this male Marbled White from the conservatory this morning, and brought him upstairs in a glass covered with a piece of card, to ask me what to do with him. I said that he’d probably be fine if … Continued

Carding

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The heat and humidity of the past two days have more or less done me in, bringing on a rheumatic flare, so rather than the trip out I’d been planning, I spent most of the day sitting in a deckchair … Continued

Efficient

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Until I became a pond custodian, I had no idea how many female damselflies oviposit alone. When I took this photo there were two solo female Azures working around the pond plants, as well as the tandem pair in my … Continued

Her Maj

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They’re tricksy blighters, Purple Emperors: their habits are unique among British butterflies, and can make them difficult subjects to track down and photograph. Having said that, two of the three I saw in Oversley Wood this morning were quite obliging, … Continued

Vacated

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My heart skipped several beats when I saw this – for a second I thought I might be about to witness a dragonfly emergence. As soon as I turned the macro on it I realised that it was just an … Continued

Bold

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Like yesterday, today ran away from me – but at least today I know what I did with it all. I spent the morning at my desk, dealing with various kinds of administration: on line shopping, including a supermarket shop, … Continued

Calm

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I only have four photos from today, and I’m posting this one because it’s Father’s Day, and R has completely fallen for the charms of the damselflies. Well, it’s cheaper than buying him a present. I’m not sure where the … Continued