Large Red Damselfly Macro at Brockholes

Blues and Reds at Brockholes.

Up Close and Personal with a Large Red Damselfly.   A couple of recent visits to Brockholes Nature Reserve have given me the opportunity to eyeball a few damselflies and also watch Common Blue Butterflies staking out their territory. Please click on any image in this gallery of Reds & Read more…

Wind in the Willows Mr Toad Brockholes

Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.

Mr Toad and Friends go Birdwatching. I went for a wander around a local nature reserve, Brockholes, a couple of weeks ago.  I had decided NOT to take photographs and simply enjoy observing the wildlife. I made point of leaving my camera at home and took only binoculars. However, the photographer in Read more…

Dragonflies Common Darter Smile macro dragonfly

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 6: Dragonflies

  A Dragonfly smiled at me last week! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that dragonflies can’t smile. Of course they can and they often do.  Here are the photographs to prove it.   This Common Darter Dragonfly smiled at me and I smiled back at him.   This one Read more…

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, macro , snail

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 1

MONDAY MACROS: A new series starts today. I’m out such a lot in the summer months with my DSLR and macro lens that I’m sure I can post once a week with some close-ups of our natural world. Well, that’s the plan; the intention; the sincerely well-meant resolution; the pious Read more…

Visitors Centre Brockholes LWT Preston Floating

A Winter Walk around Brockholes Nature Reserve

A Winter Walk around Brockholes Nature Reserve A couple of weeks ago we visited Brockholes, a local nature reserve, on a frosty afternoon. Our walk started from the Floating Visitors’ Centre.  Yes Floating ! 400 tonnes of wood and concrete float on a pontoon in the middle of the lake. Read more…

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