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Vanessa atalanta - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Vanessa through the ages

This summer I saw a Red Admiral butterfly in high winds feeding on Westray in Orkney: The scientific name of the Red …

Adonis Blue Butterfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

An Adonis

There’s an Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus on the rocks: Then there’s one on the plants: What an incredible colour they are. It’s …

Curlew - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The last call of the wilderness

Curlews are a familiar site on Westray. Their distinctive ‘Whaup whaup’ can seem very eerie when it echoes around the Island. The …

Ring Tailed Lemur - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A trip to London Zoo

There’s so much wildlife in The Regent’s Park that paying to go into London Zoo seemed almost wasteful. There were the Herons …

Bristol - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bristol and the Colston bun

I’ve spent a few days in Bristol city centre recently, going to music and theatre events and wandering around with my camera. …

Asian Short Clawed Otter - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Small Clawed Otter

There’s one main reason why London Zoo and many other zoos and animal collections keep Small Clawed Otters. It’s not the ongoing …

Jay - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Monkey nuts

Walking through The Regent’s Park I notice a woman with her hands deep in a bag. She brings out a handful of …

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Autumn Heron Portraits

I’m in central London walking along The Regent’s Canal in The Regent’s Park. I’m shocked to see there are Herons only a …

Penguin at London Zoo - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Performing Penguins

In London Zoo they keep penguins. There are regular talks where Humboldt Penguins are fed for entertainment. It’s a spectacle and the …

Sumatran Tiger - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Extinction beckons

Have you heard of the Sumatran Tiger? The subspecies of Tiger than only lives on the Indonesian island of Sumatra? Yes? There …

Autumn at Killerton - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Autumn at Killerton

Killerton is an unusual National Trust property. Unlike many of the others its story doesn’t appear to involve slavery, death and exploitation …

Common Darter - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dragonfly on a post

I see a dragonfly on a post at RSPB Old Moor: And then I see another dragonfly on a post at RSPB …