Painted Lady Butterfly Monday macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 5: Painted Ladies

This week we had a visit from a Painted Lady…. …..No! Not that kind of Painted Lady; this is Monday Macro after all!   The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the Read more…

pollination , bumble bee, common carder bee, insect , macro

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 4: Bumblebees and Pollen Baskets

POLLINATION in ACTION ! As busy as a bee! As busy as bumblebee! As busy as this Common Carder Bee gathering pollen was on Tuesday afternoon this week at Myers Allotment in Silverdale.   And what’s the orange clump on this bee’s leg? It’s a pollen basket: What’s a pollen Read more…

white butterflies UK Large White Butterfly macro mondays garden sky

MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 3: White Butterflies

MONDAY MACROS: Large White and Green-veined White Butterflies. My Monday Macro series continues with a couple of shots of white butterflies taken yesterday in the garden. I think there is a Zen-like quality to time spent watching these elegant creatures flitting from flower to flower in search of nectar. (The Read more…

Whooper Swans Flight

Flying and the Art of Levitation as Practised by Swans

Flying and the Art of Levitation have fascinated me since I was a child when I frequently made unsuccessful attempts to do either or both. I always believed that the reason I couldn’t  fly was because I wasn’t trying hard enough. Somehow I knew that this potential ability should NEVER Read more…

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