Category Archives: Butterflies

Brown Hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods

  Today we headed down to Lincolnshire for brown hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods, a well known site for this scarce butterfly and probably the closest site to me. The wind was a constant nuisance throughout the day making macro photography a particular challenge but in the end, we did find a couple of brown…

Macro photography at Askham Bog | wildflower photography | Yorkshire wildlife photographer

I’ve been enjoying the macro photography of late and decided I need to get out with the camera again to see what i could find. A quick walk around Askham Bog revealed a few butterflies and insects to photograph as well as a few wild plants such as the beautiful water violet but, on the…

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Duke of Burgundy Fritillary in Yorkshire

It’s been a long time since I saw Duke of Burgundy Fritillary in Yorkshire so the effort of climbing the hills around Hawnby for this beautiful butterfly was well worth it. I feared we may have missed this tiny insect which was on the wing while I was in Hungary but fortunately, the late spring…

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Yorkshire butterflies: Dark green fritillary

Yorkshire butterflies seem to have done very well over the past couple of years and none more so than dark green fritillary which is continuing to expand it’s range in the county. I caught up with these butterflies again today at Brockadale where I had been led to believe they were just about over. Yes…

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Butterfly photography at Brockadale

The cloudy start to the day soon gave way to scorching summer sun making the butterfly photography at Brockadale very hard work by mid-afternoon. I’d hoped the overcast conditions would have been ideal and allowed me to get some images of those high speed flyers – dark green fritillaries. The hot sun put paid to…

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