Tuesday 29 December 2009

Mystery Nature Picture (Frost Crystals)

frost crystals on a leaf

frost crystals on a leaf

Can you figure out what's in these photos I took in the garden this morning?

Tuesday 15 December 2009



Sunday 6 December 2009

Double Rainbow

double rainbow in Cumbria

I spotted this rainbow near Ullswater in Cumbria and quickly snapped a picture with an old 35mm camera. Have you got any suggestions on how to take a decent rainbow photo?

Sunday 29 November 2009

November Reflections

reflections in the stream

reflection of autumn trees

Monday 23 November 2009

November Sunrise in Boston

sunrise in Boston, Lincolnshire

sunrise in Boston, Lincolnshire

I took these pictures of the sunrise a couple of days ago by the river Witham in Boston, Lincs. They were taken without using the camera's sunset/sunrise mode.

Thursday 19 November 2009

Fish in the Rockpools at Newquay

small fish in a rockpool at Newquay

I spotted dozens of these small fish in the rock pools at Newquay but I still haven't managed to identify them. They're about 2 inches long and camera shy.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Dog Whelk, Newquay

dog whelk, mollusc, nucella lapillus

I spotted this dog whelk on the beach at Newquay. The rock pools there are home to numerous molluscs and invertebrates, including anemones, mussels and limpets.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Shaggy Ink Cap

toadstool, fungi, shaggy ink cap
Shaggy Ink Cap is a guest photo courtesy of IrishViews.

I not very good at identifying toadstools, but I'm pretty sure this distinctive looking mushroom is a Shaggy Ink Cap. Thanks for letting me post it here Jordan. Can anyone help identify another two photos of fungi?

Monday 9 November 2009



close up of heather

Friday 6 November 2009


sciurus carolinensis, grey squirrel
grey squirrel, sciurus carolinensis

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Derbyshire Hillside

Derbyshire, Castleton
This one was taken during a brief moment of sunshine in Castleton, looking west from Speedwell Caverns. I always feel the urge to climb desolate looking hills. Would you climb it and if so, would you go via the tree?

Saturday 31 October 2009

Autumn 'Fairies'

Autumn Fairies
Autumn Fairies

Wednesday 28 October 2009

A Brief Moment of Sunshine!

Castleton, Derbyshire - a brief moment of sunshine
A brief moment of sunshine in Castleton, Derbyshire

Sunday 25 October 2009

Derbyshire in the Mist

Derbyshire trees in the mist, Peak District
trees in the mist, Derbyshire

Thursday 22 October 2009

Ladybird on a Nettle Leaf

photo of ladybird on nettles, coccinella 7-punctata

Monday 19 October 2009

Snails and Nettles

snails climbing on nettles

Friday 16 October 2009

Autumn Colours: Rosehips and Rowan Berries

rowan berries, red, Sorbus aucuparia, tree
rosehips, Dog-Rose, Rosa canina, red

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Brown-Lipped Snail

 Brown-Lipped Snail shell, Cepaea nemoralis

Saturday 10 October 2009

Oak Silk Button Spangle Gall

photo showing a cluster of silk button spangle galls

Thursday 8 October 2009

Oak Knopper Gall

Photo of Oak Knopper Gall

Monday 5 October 2009

Oak Marble Gall

oak marble gall

Friday 2 October 2009

Autumn Colours: Spindle Berries

autumn colours: red spindle berries, Euonymus europaeus

Thursday 1 October 2009

Sunset Across the Ocean

Sunset, ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Sunset Across the Ocean is a guest photo courtesy of IrishViews.

Tuesday 29 September 2009

Red Admiral Butterfly, Vanessa Atalanta

Vanessa atalanta, Butterfly, Red Admiral
Red Admiral Butterfly, Vanessa Atalanta

Saturday 26 September 2009

Brambles: Blackberries

Blackberries in the hedgerows, Brambles, Rubus fruticosus agg

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Robin, Erithacus Rubecula

Robin Red Breast, Erithacus Rubecula

Sunday 20 September 2009

Following the Stream at Snipedales

stream at Snipedales Country Park

Thursday 17 September 2009

Garden Spider and Prey

araneus diadematus, garden spider, arachnid
garden spider and ladybird

Monday 14 September 2009

Hairy Caterpillar on Elder

hairy caterpillar on elder stem
hairy caterpillar
really hairy caterpillar

Saturday 12 September 2009

Seeds of the Sycamore Tree

sycamore tree, sycamore seeds

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Another Mystery Caterpillar

another mystery English Caterpillar

Monday 7 September 2009

Common Blue Damselfly

common blue damselfly, enallagma cyathigerum
The common blue damselfly is a guest photo courtesy of IrishViews.

Saturday 5 September 2009

Garden Spider

garden spider, araneus diadematus

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Derbyshire Moors near Longnor

Derbyshire, Peak District, Longnor

Sunday 30 August 2009

Unknown Moth on Elder Leaf

brown and orange moth on elder leaf

Thursday 27 August 2009

North Landings, Flamborough

View along the coast at North Landings

Monday 24 August 2009

The Yorkshire Coast: North Landings

sea cave, north landings, flamborough, yorkshire
beach, north landings, yorkshire
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