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Early purple orchids at Brockadale

The overcast light this morning seemed perfect for a trip to photograph early purple orchids at Brockadale YWT reserve. I figured they would be just about in bloom now and I was right. The whole of the limestone grassland was covered in a sea of purple and yellow, the yellow being cowslips which are just…

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Comma on blackberry

The warm September sun (around 26dgC today!) always brings the comma butterflies to the blackberries to feed. These uniquely-shaped butterflies spend the winter in a shed or other dark place and os need to build up sugar reserves to last them the winter without having to wake. The comma gets its name from the white…

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