Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Small Copper Butterfly

insect: small copper butterfly

I spotted this Small Copper in the garden and it kindly waited while I went to fetch the camera :-)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne Canal Lock

Stoke Bruerne is a picturesque village on the Grand Union Canal and home to Blisworth Tunnel, the U.K.'s third longest canal tunnel at 2.8km :-)

Blisworth Canal Tunnel

Thursday, 19 August 2010

East Gill Force

East Gill Force, Keld, Yorkshire Dales

East Gill Force is close to the Yorkshire village of Keld. The waterfall drops 4.5m shortly before East Gill meets the River Swale. We visited the falls yesterday after spotting them by chance on the map :-)

Monday, 9 August 2010

Hungry Caterpillars

tiny green caterpillar

These tiny green caterpillars have virtually stripped the leaves from the gooseberry bush :-( Unfortunately I haven't been able to identify them. Any ideas?

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Securing the Perimeter

securing the perimeter, abandoned police station

The derelict buildings of a local airbase are used for urban combat games. In this skirmish the blue team are defending an abandoned police station.
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