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[…]

En Francais

This year for Christmas we were lucky enough to go and visit James dad, step mum and their two little dogs who live near a town called Fougere in France. We took the car across by Ferry a couple of days before Christmas so when we arrived everyone was really getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more about En Francais[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live

Yesterday I headed to the NEC in Birmingham to volunteer with the fantastic Bat Conservation Trust. I was one of the volunteers manning the stall for Gardeners World Live which was a massive and very colourful event: But it wasn’t all about the pretty flowers. Over on the Bat Conservation stand we were talking about Read more about Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live[…]