Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Upper Derwent Valley & The Great Ridge,29.07.20.

A visit to the lovely Peak District National Park today to show Lee the RAF memorial at Derwent Dam and the area where the RAF practised during World War 2 for the attack on the Ruhr Dams in Germany,saw us having a great day also visiting the Castleton area,to show him Mam Tor and the Great Ridge.
 The following are a series of photos from the day,all taken with my Samsung S10.
Derwent Dam.


The Stunning Scenery Of Derwent Reservoir














Howden Dam.

Views Along Howden Reservoir.


Derwent Dam.



Part Of The Great Ridge Near Mam Tor.



Lose & Win Hill And The Great Ridge.

Mam Tor.




Monday, 27 July 2020

Chamber's Farm Wood,Sunday 26th July

A visit here today meeting up with Adi and Dave resulted in a pretty good day out,with several highlights being seen.These included a new species for myself in the form of 7 Rosemary Beetles found around the car park area,these are stunning little metallic members of the Chrysolina family of Leaf Beetles and were originally imported here from southern Europe or North Africa being first found in this country surviving in a wild environment in 1994.
 Other niceities seen today included a couple of personal firsts for Lincolnshire for me,in the form of an egg-laying female Purple Emperor near Five Ways and a female Long-winged Conehead found in the Little Scrubbs meadow area.
 Other sightings noted included 10 Silver-washed Fritillary,7 White Admiral,6 Purple Hairstreak and plenty of Dark-bush Crickets.
 It was a real privilege to visit here again and it is such a productive place for insects and all wildlife.
Cranefly Sp.Nephrotoma flavipalpis.


Ancistrocerus Sp.,A Solitary Wasp Species.


White-tailed Bumble Bee.

Rosemary Beetle.

Rosemary Beetle.

Common Lizards.

Common Lizard.

Common Lizard.

1 Of At Least 10 Silver-washed Fritillary.

Female Meadow Grasshopper.

Female Meadow Grasshopper.

Female Dark-bush Cricket.

Female Dark-bush Cricket.

Female Long-winged Conehead.

Female Long-winged Conehead.

Tree Damsel Bug.

Female White Admiral.

Female White Admiral.

Female White Admiral.

Blue Bug.