Bucking the Trend

A Small Copper on some late flowering Hemp Agrimony. On the back of a disastrous summer for Butterflies on reflection I think we must have been lucky. Certainly plenty around Durlston Country Park in mid September. Great to see the sun really bringing out the iridescence of the Small Read More …

In the Meadow

Marbled Whites mating on a Yarrow flowerhead at Durlston Country Park, Dorset. An incredible sight with clouds of Marbled Whites erupting from a kaleidoscope of flowers as we walked slowly through the meadows. Heading uphill towards the western boundary the summer pasture was punctuated by Read More …

Kimmeridge Bay

The underwater reefs and ledges of Kimmeridge Bay home to the Purbeck Marine Wildlife  Reserve. …and immediately above – next to the MOD firing range the oldest working oil pump in the UK. Pumping continuously since 1961 its not the first thing that most people Read More …

Worth Matravers

  Sitting on top of the chalk downs high above the English channel this has to one of the more picturesque villages we’ve seen. Leading down from the village a footpaths snakes it way through Winspit valley passing the ancient strip lynchets carved into the Read More …