Thursday, 15 August 2013

BEE ORCHID LEICESTER

BEE ORCHID LEICESTER by davidearlgray
BEE ORCHID LEICESTER, a photo by davidearlgray on Flickr.

Pyramidal Orchid LEICESTER

Marbled White Butterfly,Rutland.

Marbled White Butterfly,Rutland.

Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly Rutland.

Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly Rutland.

Dark Green Fritillary Butterfly Rutland

Monday, 12 August 2013

Glorious Twelfth!?! Hen Harrier day!

A protest on the Glorious Twelfth about the extinction of Hen Harrier in England thanks to shooting estates!!
So here is a photo of a beautiful male Hen Harrier for the glorious 12th!!


Also thanks to the Isle of Man government for supplying the photo!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Chalkhill Blue OMFL!!

Here is a few photos of the recently discovered new colony of Chalkhill Blues at Bloody Oaks Quarry LRWT I took yesterday.
I saw at least 6 Chalkhill Blues on site (4 males and two females) and mating was observed whilst I was there.
Other butterfly highlights included a fly through Clouded Yellow, hundreds of Peacocks butterflies, one Brown Argus and three Small Copper butterflies.






 

Friday, 2 August 2013

MARSH HELLEBORINE

MARSH HELLEBORINE by davidearlgray
MARSH HELLEBORINE, a photo by davidearlgray on Flickr.

Marsh Helleborine

Marsh Helleborine by davidearlgray
Marsh Helleborine, a photo by davidearlgray on Flickr.

Marsh Helleborine on Holy Island, Northumberland.

THE SNOOK

THE SNOOK by davidearlgray
THE SNOOK, a photo by davidearlgray on Flickr.



The Snook on Holy Island, Northumberland.

Lindisfarne Helleborine

The rare endemic Lindisfarne Helleborine on Holy Island, Northumberland.

Dark Red Helleborine at Bishop Middleham Quarry DWT

Dark Red Helleborine at Bishop Middleham Quarry DWT

Marsh Helleborine on Holy Island, Northumberland

Marsh Helleborine on Holy Island, Northumberland

Lord Collingwood monument,

Here is a few photos of my recent trip to the north-east!

Millennium Bridge,Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside at night

Night shot of the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside