In Praise of…………….Speckled Woods

Went hunting for orange-tip butterflies again today but, for third day in a row, had no luck. There were lots of Speckled Woods though and when I voiced my disappointment, as in, “Oh, it’s JUST another Speckled Wood”, I realised that these little “plain, ordinary, brown” butterflies deserve far more Read more…

Baron’s Haugh

Walked round Baron’s Haugh RSPB reserve early afternoon.Ā  Warblers in the trees to be heard but not seen. Lots of butterflies,whites and orange-tips, but they weren’t settling. Saw a few Common Blue Damselflies near the river. Well I think they’re Common Blue. The blue damselflies mostly look the same to Read more…

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