Ingleton

Thornton Force The highest and after heavy rainfall the most dramatic of the waterfalls up at Ingleton. It is actually possible to walk behind the waterfall but with young Meghan for company on this occasion we decided to give it a miss.   River Twiss Read More …

Woorgreens and Speech House

  Woorgreens Nature Reserve – adjacent to Speech House Woodlands in the Forest of Dean. Great to see nature slowly reclaiming a former, open-cast coal mine. A deceptively quiet site that I suspect would be better appreciated with more regular visits and on-site interpretation. Containing Read More …

Lady Park Wood and the Wye Valley

Lady Park Wood – unmanaged, ancient woodland. There’s something magical about waking up in an ancient woodland in early May. With Roe Deer grazing in the field next door, the occasional grunt of a wild Boar, and a dawn chorus to die for camping in Read More …

Clarke’s Pool Meadow

Green-winged Orchids at Clarke’s Pool Meadow, Gloucestershire A newly emerged Small Copper Butterfly Although somewhat variable in colour the “normal” Green-winged Orchid tends to be purple complete with green veining on the “wings”. A slightly paler version Note the green veining definitely one of the Read More …

A Sign of Age

A few photos from an Easter Sunday walk around Jenny Brown’s point and Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve Great to see Forget-me-nots growing wild along the woodland edge The far more unusual Moschatel with its bizarre 5 faced flower. Also known as five-faced bishop and Read More …

Postcard from Pollensa

  A superb Black-crowned Night Heron at the┬áS’Albufereta de Pollensa. Rarely seen feeding during daylight it really felt like a privilege to enjoy such a fantastic view. Even more so as the noise, hustle and bustle of the typical day had yet to begin. Plenty Read More …