Thursday, 7 August 2014

Butterflies, Dragons & Everything Else

Ragwort; disliked by some as they see it as a serious weed. 
Also, people who own horses dislike this plant and for good reason as it is poisonous to horses.
However, if managed it is not a problem and in the forest and countryside, where this plant is relatively harmless it has some fantastic benefits.

If you want to see or photograph a huge array of different insect species then look no further than this bright yellow wildflower as nearly every insect imaginable swarms around ragwort to feed on it.

So the next time you see ragwort, don't look on it as a weed, look on it as a vital source of food for our many thousands of insects and stop to check out the activity.

Click on images for larger view.


Common Blue

Bee

Southern Hawker

Golden ringed

Green Veined White

Meadow Brown

Small Copper

Clouded Yellow

Common Blue


Gatekeeper

Peacock

Fallow Deer

Common Lizard

Fallow Deer

Candid Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Hornet Moth

Hornet Moth

Poplar Hawk Moth

Poplar Hawk Moth

Poplar Hawk Moth




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

2015 Charity Wildlife & Nature Calendar

I am pleased to announce that along with a good friend, Scott Passmore, I can now bring you our 2015 Charity Wildlife & Nature Calendar.

The following charities will benefit from "100% of all profits."

Macmillan Cancer Support
Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre
Animal Rescue

Please click HERE for details and to order.

Or copy this link into your browser
http://www.awildlifewithanimals.org/#/charity-nature-calendar/4577838744




Tuesday, 17 June 2014

June Wildlife

Some images from my travels around the Forest of Dean, so far during the month of June.

Frog
Toad
Butterfly
Dragonflies
Wild boar
Roe deer
Fallow deer
Birds


Frog

Wild boar

Tortoiseshell butterfly

Roe deer (doe)

Toad


Male broad bodied chaser

Four spotted dragonfly

Fallow deer (doe)

Emperor dragonfly

Common lizard

Wild boar

Wild boar sow

Wild boar sow


Juvenile wrens

Juvenile wrens

Wild boar

Monday, 2 June 2014

May Wildlife

A few snaps from wandering the forest over the last month or so.

It's all coming alive out there and I've been making the most of it. 

Also check out my "Snakes in the Forest of Dean" blog for my latest snake sightings and work for GlosARG. I will be updating it today.

Click HERE