Author: Pete Woodruff

A Little Nostalgia….With Big Surprises.

A walk east along the route known as Millennium Park, a footpath along the old railway line running alongside the River Lune to Caton, brought about some memories for me, and a surprise….Well three actually! Mediterranean Gull. Pete Woodruff.&nb…

Butterfly Bonanza….

But first….Steve Graham and myself entered the world of twitchers at Conder Green where we went on the circuit and relocated the Temminck’s Stint in the creeks below River Winds. A smart little adult stint still wearing some brown, buff and grey…

Stonechat Records April-June 2022.

Staying home and keeping cool for a couple of days during the heat wave, and since the cooldown no opportunities for any freedom, has given me the opportunity to collate a selection of the second quarter of this years Stonechat records – 100+…

Golden Moments….Part 2.

It was time this week, for another wander around the area and to check around the bog at Birk Bank, where I have found odonata having a lack of variety over the past couple of visits….But mustn’t grumble.Golden Ringed Dragonfly July 13…

Canal Delight & Disaster.

Having made my plans, I scrounged a lift to Galgate and walked the canal towpath back to Lancaster. At my usual dawdle and search speed, the walk took me 4 hours to get back to the city centre, then took me another 1.5 hours to get …

More Therapeutic Wanderings.

As I made my way to Birk Bank to check out the bog for dragonflies on Thursday, I was muttering to myself, this is a mistake I’m making. The plan was then to do a circuit, Ottergear Bridge-Cragg Wood-Littledale Road-Rigg Lane. But the weather was unset…

Bittersweet In Bowland.

With with an e-mail from AC of 10 male and 2 female Keeled Skimmer at Birk Bank on Tuesday, and my finding Golden-ringed Dragonflies without much effort at three locations already, I’m fast becoming confident of a good Odonata year, in particular the G…