Orange Tip Butterfly

April certainly is the start of the summer wildlife season and it’s very apparent around the Lane and surrounding fields. Butterflies The most noticeable change is seeing the Butterflies re-appear; thus far a Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Brimstone and Whites, the latter two have not sat long enough for me to get a […]

Grey Wagtail in Stream

After a summer break, the Grey Wagtails suddenly appeared this week, mainly hanging around the Stream which at present is quite low so giving them ample places to splash around in. Add to that the re-appearance of countless Chiffchaffs, the Lane has become quite noisy again. Autumn is upon us, at present warm sunny days […]

Painted Lady Butterfly

I had intended to go to Reculver near Margate and Herne Bay today but with the hottest day of the year forecast changed my mid and went to Samphire Hoe again expecting it to be slightly shaded and with a bit of breeze……….wrong !! It was boiling! Without a doubt though, the highlight for me […]

Young Slow Worm

The weekend started with meeting up with the very knowledgeable birder Neil Burt (See Neil’s Twitter Page) at Conningbrook Lakes. Regret to say that whenever you arrange to meet someone the weather’s bad, but the rain eased at 7.45pm and we had a look at the Little Egrets coming in to roost on the Eco […]

Comma Butterfly

A walk around Conningbrook Lakes this morning didn’t produce many birds but the meadow grass and plants alongside the Eco Lake didn’t disappoint as far as Butterflies go. Comma Luckily I timed things just right, it started off quite dull and overcast but by about 11am the sun came through to give a wonderful colour […]

Sparrowhawk with prey

I love Mountains, hills, valleys and rivers, but there’s something aout Dungeness that never ceases to give me pleasure both in scenery and wildlife. Now at the end of July virtually every meadow plant and flower is in full swing and today, I don’t think I have ever seen so many Butterflies, Dragon Flies and […]

Wild Field Daisies

Bit of a dodgy hip today so my walk down the Fields was mainly spent looking down rather than looking up, didn’t fancy a fall! This turned out to be a more pleasant walk than I expected; the wildlife buffer around the fields seems to be attracting all sorts of flora which in turn is […]

Speckled Wood Butterfly

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m sure there aren’t so many Butterflies this time last year. My fear is that with the warm end to Winter which caused quite a few wildlife species to come out early, some were not strong enough when we had the very cold snap in April? Speckled […]