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[…]

Taking great photos at Oxgrow

One of the fantastic things about living in Oxfordshire is all the fab events that you can attend. I spotted the above flyer in the newsletter for Oxgrow a local edible community garden (you can find out more about them here). The photography workshop really appealed to me as since buying a second hand DSLR Read more about Taking great photos at Oxgrow[…]

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[…]

Wild day 24 – wild yoga

For today’s wild moment myself and a very talented Yoga friend headed over to Port Meadow during out lunchbreak to break out some wild yoga poses. It turns out the yogic pull was so strong that as well as doing downward dog, the mountain, corpse pose and the butterfly we were also investigated by many Read more about Wild day 24 – wild yoga[…]