Photographing butterflies

Last week was a short week at work for me as I had the day off (and a pressing engagement) on Friday with some tropical butterflies at RHS Wisley! I was on a macro photography course with insect photographer extraordinaire Adrian Davies. The course took place in the morning where we were allowed 2 hours Read more about Photographing butterflies[…]

Knit and stitch

This Thursday I took a half day and met up with Fi to head to London for the knit and stitch show. The night before I had tried to make a list of the things I needed, wool to finally knit my owl jumper and to keep an eye out for the beautiful Natural History Read more about Knit and stitch[…]

Butterfly monitoring

This weekend heralded my first attempt at Butterfly Monitoring on the Ardley Quarry reserve. Armed with long trousers, an ID guide, my recording sheet and a Jam with a camera (who was not afraid to use it) we arrived at the reserve mid afternoon on Sunday. I will admit it took me a little while Read more about Butterfly monitoring[…]

Art in action – the finale

We headed to art in action this weekend, I’d never been before and when we heard it was to be the last one the date was put in the calendar and guarded! The first thing that struck me once we got through the entry gate was how big the site was. Art in action is Read more about Art in action – the finale[…]

Time for a hen party…

On Sat we headed to Witney for my hen party (only 3 weeks till our wedding & I confess it has gone really quickly). We were booked in at the Pottery place to do Mosaic or pottery painting (whilst drinking bubbles and nibbling cheese straws) before heading for a few drinks and dinner at The Read more about Time for a hen party…[…]

First adventures in fusing

This Sat I headed off to Wolvercote to complete a 1 day introductory course in glass fusing with Glass Jewels. I’ve wanted to have a go at fusing for a while so was excited to arrive and start having the process explained to me. The above piece was my first test piece (featuring none other Read more about First adventures in fusing[…]

More painting on glass

This weekend I returned to Ardington to do another glass painting workshop with the lovely Nicola Kantorowicz. I had a very specific project in mind ever since I got involved with the Oxford Moth Project ¬†earlier this year I’ve been pretty fascinated by all the different colours and patterns of moths. While looking through my Read more about More painting on glass[…]

Insects at home and abroad at Oxford Natural History Museum

I don’t tend to write much about work on here, mostly because this is an out of work blog and so filled with out of work things, but this evening’s activity is too good not to share. I work as an environment coordinator and the best bit about that role is organising events to get Read more about Insects at home and abroad at Oxford Natural History Museum[…]