First This Year……


Red Admiral

Surprise, surprise …..just when we had given up any chance of seeing any of our usual spring and summer Butterflies along comes this solitary Red Admiral Butterfly.

Apart from a few Whites (all types) the usual Peacock, Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady and even Comma have just not shown up. Blues, Brimstones and Orange Tips not a chance.

So apologies for these rather hasty shots, I grabbed what I could before it had chance to flap those wings and take to the skies.


Just one more oddity in what has been a strange year that has brought many changes.

At least we were graced by one visitor….even if we had to wait till nearly the end of September

22nd September

(C) David Oakes 2016