Tag Archive: Birley Fields

2012. The year in focus.

I honestly can’t  remember such a long and relentlessly wet spring and summer as I have experienced this year. Unfortunately, the relentless rain meant that I spent considerably less time out on my… Continue reading

“The Shrieking Violet” article about Birley Fields

Here’s an article which I recently wrote for  Manchester’s rather excellent Shrieking Violet Fanzine (2nd birthday edition). It concerns the imminent loss of a large area of wild, urban green space  in my… Continue reading

Speckled Wood

This Speckled Wood Butterfly was snapped sunbathing on my balcony’s climbing hydrangea. Its caterpillars feed exclusively on tall, wild grasses which grow in dappled shade – a habitat which is currently found throughout… Continue reading

Birley Fields Meadows

This photo isn’t from my balcony but taken at birley fields , which is just across the road from where I live. It shows a “common blue” butterfly resting in the wild, meadow… Continue reading

Red-Tailed Bumblebee