Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy first birthday to this blog

I've done what I originally intended to do, and have completed an entire year of photographs of the Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park. It has been a revelation to learn my way around the park and its wildlife over the last 12 months, and to introduce some new people to its many benefits.

The photo to the left was taken on the 11th May 2008, when it was still hot in the park at gone 6pm.

It will be fascinating to see how it has changed on a month by month basis, if at all, in the year to come.

Here are some more photographs from yesterday's walk in the Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park.

Large Red Damselfly
Erythromma najas

Seet Briar /Eglantine
Rosa rubignosa

Tiny fish at Downtown Pond
Without the recent replacement of pipework in the Russia Dock Woodland the twin Downtown Ponds would almost certainly have dried up completely by now.

Chalkhill Blue
Lysandra coridon
A very blurred photograph but it although I've seen several examples of this specie I have not managed to photograph one at rest. This one was at the absolute extreme 300mm end of the range of my telephoto lens, which is its weakest focal length.


Les said...

Haaaaaapy Birthday, blog! Crikey, I'm not far off either. Amazing the changes that you observe over the course of a year! Also a valuable eco and social record of the area.

Andie said...

I was thinking yesterday that your blog must be coming up to it's first birthday! What fun.