Scarce Chasers Mating

Scarce Chasers Mating
Taken at Woodwalton Fen Cambridgeshire

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sunday, 6 March 2011


I've watching these snowdrops on my way to and from work and had to photograph them.


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Common Darters at Woodwalton Fen

Woodwalton Fen 10-11 July 2010

#1 Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea

#Common Darter Sympertum striolatum




Last weekend (10-11 July) I took a trip around Woodwalton Fen and I was pleased to see that the Common Darters had arrived I also got a good shot of a Southern Hawker.


Saturday, 26 June 2010

Woodwalton Meadow Sat 26 June 2010

I took a trip out to Woodwalton Meadow this morning and it was very rewarding:

#1 and 2. Large Skipper Butterfly.

#3 and 4. Marbled White Butterfly.

#5. Ringlet Butterfly.

#6. Pyramid Orchid.

#7. Funnel web with spider inside, I'm not very well up on spiders but I think it is a Daddy-Long-Legs Spider, as they make this type of Silk Trap and retreat inside it.







Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sunday 20 June 2010.

My wife and I took a walk along the River Great Ouse from Houghton Mill towards St Ives, the weather was very good, it is a fantastic place to see Banded Demoiselle's and we weren't disappointed.

#1 Female Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
#2 Male Banded Demoiselle



Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Woodwalton Meadow


#1 Large Skipper Butterfly
#2 Common Blue Butterfly
#3 Common Blue Butterfly
#4 Pyramid Orchid
#5 Pyramid Orchid
#6 Bee Orchid









Woodwalton Meadow is a small meadow in the village of Woodwalton Cambridgeshire, for such a small site it has a very diverse collection of both insects and flowers.


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Another trip to Woodwalton Fen

#1 Four-spot Chaser
#2 Scarce Chaser
#3 Scarce Chaser
#4 Soldier Beetle
#5 Speckled Wood
#6 Red Admiral

All images were taken near the entrance I spent about two hours mid afternoon there was so much going on and so much to see.








I seem to have spent a lot of time here lately but it is a very interesting place at this time of the year. here a just of the things that I saw during my walk around the fen.