The Waverley

Great to see The Waverley going “doon the watter” on Sunday. The  last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. It fair took me back to my childhood! I don’t know which trip it was on, but I hope it was going round the Kyles of Bute, stopping at Tighnabruaich and maybe even Rothesay.

At last !!!!

At last……a Painted Lady in the garden. Adults are first seen in late March as they start to arrive on our shores and numbers build up in May and June as further migrants arrive from the continent. These breed and give rise to the next generation that peaks in early August. This was a very Read more about At last !!!![…]

In the Garden

Life’s not so bad when you have time to watch a butterfly and wait for it to stick its tongue out…. Lots of butterflies in the garden, taking little effort on my part to get off my sunlounger to take a few piccies.                                         Great Read more about In the Garden[…]

Butterfly Hunting

Trip to Warton Crag, taking in Leighton Moss and Myers Allotment en route. At Myers Allotment there were literally hundreds of Meadow Brown flying low, almost hugging the ground and scores of Whites fluttering above the taller vegetation.  No Fritillaries in evidence but saw a Broad-bodied Chaser.                                                                                                                                              Perfect summer’s day at Warton Crag with Read more about Butterfly Hunting[…]


First visit to Myerscough College last week after finding a 2 mile walk in a local magazine. The walk touched on a riverbank with easy access for paddling. Beautiful gardens and great coffee shop at the end of the walk in the college grounds. The college runs short courses so may be worth investigating to Read more about Myerscough[…]

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