On the butterfly bandwagon

July 27th, 2011 | Category: News, Wildlife-Blog

I have well and truly fallen for butterflies and have no shame about it! Back at the start of the year, I set myself a few goals, one of which was to have a ‘good butterfly and dragonfly summer’, and while we haven’t exactly been blessed with the weather there’s been enough sunshine to get […]

Knapdale jaw-dropping encounter number 1

May 8th, 2011 | Category: Wildlife-Blog

So, first day in Knapdale forest, beaver land. Wanting to take it in and not rush around walking all day, I wandered through the forest, the signs of beavers almost immediately evident. The flood forest arrives pretty quickly, then when the path takes you over a beaver dam you know you’ve arrived. Gnawed trees are […]

Is it a bee? Is it a fly? No, it’s a bee fly!

April 26th, 2011 | Category: Wildlife-Blog

Last week all three of us did something fun – Mike got married, Gus camped in Glencoe and didn’t see a red squirrel again, and I went to the spectacular Knapdale forest in Argyll, full of wonderous things….. Hopefully I’ll get round to telling many tales. For now, something which I’ve always kept an eye […]

Video: When the badgers met the camera…. part 2

February 20th, 2011 | Category: Wildlife-Blog

I’ve been waiting in the hope that I would come across something to write about which wasn’t birds or badgers! It didn’t happen! Nevermind, a life full of those things is not such a bad one. I made a new badger video with some recent footage from my local sett – see below for some […]

Video: When the badger met the camera… part 1

January 12th, 2011 | Category: News, Wildlife-Blog

Following on from the last Wildlife Blog post, I did manage to make a video of our very suspicious and equally funny badger. It is the 2 second dive up and down, and the last stomp on the way up to the camera, that make me smile every time! Enjoy….