The Silence of our Friends

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Highlights from a few hours spent dodging the showers around Morecambe Bay. Great to see plenty of Curlews in the freshly sown fields adjacent to Cockerham Marsh. Read More …

A few more from the S’Albufera

Wow, by the time we finally returned to the visitor centre it was ridiculously hot and the lure of the hotel swimming pool had grown even stronger. Plenty of Clouded Yellows and the occasional Swallowtail feeding on the Scabious. Continuing towards the Gran Canal apparently Read More …

Parque Natural s’Albufera de Mallorca

Phew……. an early start and it’s still scorching – far too easy to underestimate the size of the S’Albufera. Although we’ve visited before in May and September it was still a surprise to feel the heat building up so quickly in early June. Coupled with Read More …

The Wishing Tree

Padley Gorge, Derbyshire One of our favourite springtime walks. On a quiet day in mid-May its not too difficult to imagine Ents roaming the ancient Oak & Birch woodland. The almost mystical atmosphere is further enhanced by the waterfalls and presence of the uncommon Redstart Read More …

Pearly Kings & Queens

  A few highlights from a visit to Arnside Knott Pearl bordered Fritillary. The earliest of the fritillaries to emerge and typically found in woodland clearings and at Arnside Knott – rough, south facing hillsides. Highly threatened it’s unlikely to be confused with any of Read More …