Category Archives: Dragonflies

My photograph from August!

A few days late but here is my photograph from August.

The Dragonflies have been out on force these last few weeks and they have been looking stunning! I have had many glorious afternoons both watching and photographing these beauties. I took so many photos that I had a real struggle picking this month’s photo. I’m thankful to my friend came to my aid and said that I should share this photo, it is their favourite for this month!

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Click to see my previous month’s photo here.

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Day 27 #30DaysWild

Yesterday I was thinking I hadn’t seen many butterflies this year at all, that changed today! On a walk around my local wild patch, I passed by a area of bramble and the flowers were not only attracting lots of bees but also several species of Butterfly! I even spotted my first Dragonfly and Froglet of the year too!


I also managed to finish my butterfly painting I started yesterday! I’m no Monet, but I did enjoy creating it!

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My Photograph from September

This month’s photograph was taken on the last day of the month! In the gorgeous autumn light I spotted this lovely Common Darter dragonfly basking in the warm sun. It posed perfectly for me for ages and I treasured every second!

Common Darter

 

Click here to see my photo from last month here.

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My New Neighbourhood: Part 3

I found my new local patch. A stunning little SSSI just down the road from my new home.
My first visit there was quite by accident, it was the first place I explored! It was gorgeous, purple willowherb and creamy-white meadowsweet. I strolled the boardwalk admiring this little gem of a find, excited at everything I saw.

Rosebay WillowherbA view of the SSSI MeadowMeadowsweet and WillowherbBoardwalk round the SSSIChiffchaff

My second visit was a few days later, this time it was at golden hour. My goodness was the lighting wonderful! It made the place look totally anew!

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A week or so later I visited again, the flowers are fading but the insect life has come out in force. The place is alive with dragonflies, squabbling Speckled Wood and various hungry hoverflies.

Brown HawkerBrown HawkerSpeckled WoodSquabbling Speckled WoodMNN-P3 14MNN-P3 16Common DarterCommon DarterI’m only just beginning my explorations, so I hope to find many more wild places to enjoy.
This summer has been quite a busy one.
A new home, new experiences and new adventures!

Panorama of the SSSI

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My New Neighbourhood: Part 2

One beautiful sunny day I decided to explore my direct local area. Investigate footpaths, local lanes, and wheat fields. What was meant to be a little wander did end up being a very long walk! It was worth it, I got to see and photograph some wonderful wildlife.


Wheatfield!A bug on oats!Common DarterMoth

Hoverfly in flowerPeacock ButterflyBuff-tailed Bumblebee

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Lots of wheat!

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My Photograph from August

My photograph for August is a few days late, but I am pleased to say that I now have internet at home.
I took this photograph while on my first walk exploring of my new local area. A beautiful sunny day, a long walk and lots of wildlife!

Common Darter

Click here to see my photo from last month here.

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