Deer rut 2014

Reports are coming in that the red deer hinds are already moving to the rutting grounds and that the occasional bellow from a stag has been heard.  This is going to be about 2 weeks earlier than last year but as … Continue reading


This is a great time of year to see some of our larger caterpillars.  These tend to go underground and pupate until the Spring.  The first one is the buff tip caterpillar which can be found on several types of … Continue reading


I make no excuses for more lizard photos.  They are so photogenic and most of the time they will sit and pose for you.  Today they seemed to want to be with friends. In this sequence I think the larger … Continue reading

Blog changes

In recent times I have been spending many happy hours working on the Flickr site and Blog for the Eastern Moors.  In many ways I am duplicating work by putting entries on here as well as on those 2 sites. … Continue reading


This is the first year I have studied adders and lizards seriously.  I always knew they were there but it’s not until you find them that you realise how beautiful they are.  I have been lucky enough to have several … Continue reading