The Sands of Time

Ainsdale late March 2013. A remarkable and ever changing landscape. Normally the location for a late Spring/Summer visit. On this occasion it was an opportunity to escape the maddening crowds of Formby.   Red Velvet Mite One of the tiny insects normally dismissed as a “money Read More …

National Treasure

Scots Pine growing in the limestone pavement at Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve.  The dry conditions result in Pines and Ash trees that typically grow extremely slowly. Naturally stunted many of these trees are several hundred years old. Primrose – the foodplant for the caterpillars Read More …

Death and Glory

  Scarlet Elf Cups amongst the moss covered debris on the woodland floor in Didsbury. 70mph winds, saturated ground and a few old favourites come crashing down. Thankfully the park authorities leave the shattered limbs in place helping to ensure there’s a plentiful supply of Read More …