Gallery


PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY: A collection of photographs that have been shared on Twitter by Dorset nature enthusiasts:

  • I try to select one photograph each day to reflect the changing seasons
  • The Twitter photos are shared here just as they can be shared on Twitter
  • You should respect the ownership of the photos and not use them for financial gain and if shared should be accredited to the photographer 

 

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Diary Date:
09-09-20
meadow grasshopper
The meadow grasshopper is the most frequent species in longer grass [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
08-09-20
hornet
Hornet are more frequently seen in autumn [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
07-09-20
red-banded sandwasp
The red-banded sandwasp is at home on sandy heath lands [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
06-09-20
common darter
The common darter is certainly a common species in autumn [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
04-09-20
Large White
Large white numbers are boosted by immigrant arrivals in autumn [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
03-09-20
collettes hedera
The ivy bees are beginning to emerge and can be seen mainly in coastal locations on ivy [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
02-09-20
painted lady
It has not been a good year for painted lady sightings [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
01-09-20
yellow wagtail
Look for the yellow wagtail feeding amongst cattle [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
31-08-20
Eristalis nemorum
Male Eristalis nemorum can be seen hovering over a female while she lays her eggs [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
30-08-20
migrant hawker
The migrant hawker is typically seen in late summer [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
29-08-20
comma
Comma butterflies are very partial to blackberries this time of year [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
20-08-20
meadow grasshopper
A good time of year for meadow grasshoppers found mainly in long grass [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
19-08-20
southern hawker
The southern hawker is one of our more frequently seen dragonflies [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
18-08-20
tansey
The distinctive yellow, petalless flowers of tansey [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
17-08-20
dor beetle
Dor beetles are quite frequently seen crossing woodland footpaths [Phot: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
16-08-20
Eristalis pertinax
The hoverfly Eristalis pertinax is particularly fond of ivy [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
15-08-20
Common centaury
Common centaury is usually pink but also occurs in white [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
14-08-20
holly blue
Holly blue are the most likely blue to be seen in many gardens [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
14-08-20
whorled caraway
Nationally scarce whorled caraway is out now on Wareham Comm [Photo: Peter Orchard]
Diary Date:
12-08-20
 dark bush cricket
The dark bush cricket is most often seen in woodland habitats [Photo: Peter Orchard]