Spur Bog

Sand Lizard, catching a few rays of afternoon sunshine at Studland Heath, Dorset Although Studland is renowned as being the best place in the country for Sand Lizards a sighting of Britain’s rarest reptile is far from guaranteed. Their cryptic markings are a superb camouflage Read More …

El Rocio

Highlights from a far too brief visit to Donana, El Rocio and the Palace Acebrón. A World Heritage Site and the largest nature reserve in Europe at least a week should really be set aside to explore Donana. Home to the Iberian lynx and located on the flightpath of millions of birds it really is an exceptional area. 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 …

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 …