White-faced darter

I kicked off my tenth year of blipping in good style today, by visiting Chartley Moss in Staffordshire. This floating peat bog is a privately owned site that’s currently managed by Natural England, and can only be visited under their … Continued


Speckled bush crickets are pretty strange little beasts even as adults, but the nymphs are so bizarre I find it hard to believe they’re real, even when I’ve got one cowering in front of me, wondering if I’m about to … Continued


Things are hotting up in our garden. Having populated the village with a good number of Large Red Damselflies from both our ponds over the past month or so, it was highly likely that some of them would return at … Continued