I have been very distracted by the Cricket World Cup and dashing about the country in the last few weeks but nonetheless I have been able to have a few local walks and am now enjoying a few days in the Peak District where I have taken some nature photos.
It’s been more a time for insects – butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies in particular.
Photos taken in Stoke Park on 12th July
Male four spot chaser in Stoke Park
Photos taken in Eastville Park on 13th July
Juvenile grey heron in Eastville Park
Photos taken en route to the Peak District at stops at Gloucester Motorway Services and Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
We had a lengthy stop at Gloucester Motorway Services even though it is less than 30 miles north of Bristol due to the great opportunity to photograph dragonflies
Photos taken at Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs in the Peak District
Large skipper near Ladybower Reservoir