Falmouth Evening Walks: Signs of Spring

After a freezing start to spring, it is finally starting to feel and look like spring.  The temperature is definitely rising, and the wildlife is starting to get busy, waking up from hibernation, or preparing to raise a new generation.  I also love the misty mornings, well worth waking up early to see the sunrise…Read more Falmouth Evening Walks: Signs of Spring

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Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve (鳳園蝴蝶保育區) is one of my must-visit locations every time I get back to Hong Kong in the summer (you can find my blog post from last year here).  The reserve near Tai Po is not only a great place for butterfly lovers, it holds a wide variety of wildlife, particularly insects. Looking at lepidoptera:…Read more Hong Kong’s Bug Safari: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

A Summer Flutter (II)

Here is the second part of A Summer Flutter about my summer macro adventures!  In case you have missed Part 1, you can view it here. I spent the rest of the summer in Hong Kong, where I focused on photographing butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, trying to develop my macro photography skills and to learn…Read more A Summer Flutter (II)

A Summer Flutter (I)

This is a much delayed blog post (apologies for the silence) - I finally had the time and the courage to write up on my macro adventures in the summer. Just before the end of first year, I got an end-of-term treat to lots of dragonflies and damselflies in Somerset.  We started at 2am from Penryn and arrived…Read more A Summer Flutter (I)