Monthly Archive: September 2017

Swallowtail butterfly 0

Nature of Britain

The charity shops of Ilkley should be on red alert: many of the Society’s photographers may well have decided to throw in the towel and simply get rid of their cameras in despair at...

Chiffchaff 0


It’s quiet around the bird feeders, just jackdaws demolishing my expensive fat-balls. Other familiar characters are off in the woods foraging the rich supplies of wild fruits and invertebrates. Then – if I’m looking...

red admiral 0

September insects

Our front door faces east and the steps form a natural suntrap on warm mornings. On one such I opened the door to find a red admiral butterfly basking on the stone. Insects are...