An irregular blog of photos taken by me of insects and other natural history subjects on my travels around Yorkshire, Britain and Europe. Hopefully you'll find them useful in putting a name to your own specimens but always check your identifications with an expert.

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Township Plantation, Cumbria 17/05/09

I went on the Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire 'awayday' to Township Plantation, Cumbria (SD451884) today. Five Branch members were lead around the area by Dave Wainwright, BC's North of England Regional Officer. The weather was overcast but at least it stayed dry.

Here's a couple of the Duke of Burgundy butterflies we managed to find, we saw four in all, and also one of the two Speckled Yellow moths that were present in the coppiced woodland on the site.



Nostell Priory 03/05/09

I went to the National Trust property, Nostell Priory, near Wakefield today. I managed to get my first damselfly of 2009...an immature Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum. There were also a few Large White and Green-veined White butterflies flying in the Spring sun.