I have always been passionate about wildlife and conservation and when not photographing people I can often be found out in the countryside and on nature reserves. Though we have of course lost species, we are lucky to still have such a diversity of birds, butterflies and insects in the British countryside. Many species are still under threat, but it is heartening to have met so many like minded people when out and about photographing the natural world.

You can contact me on 07866 316577 or via e-mail at info@mauricephotos.co.uk


Some wildlife links:
Michael Flowers birdwatching classes and walks
Yorkshire Butterfly Conservation
Yorkshire Dragonflies
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Yorkshire Nature Triangle
Yorkshire Mammal Group
East Yorkshire Birding Forum
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Yorkshire Red Kites
North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve
The Wild Bird Cafe - North Cave Wetlands
Paull Holme Strays sightings
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Hull Valley Wildlife Group
Spurn Bird Observatory
Mike Robinson Bird Photos
Vince Cowell Photography
Steve Mulligan Bird Photography
David Ware - Wolds Birding
Paul Ashton East Yorkshire Wildlife
Wold Ranger
Beetle Boy's Bio Blog
Rory Selvey (age 13) Wildlife Photography
Kill the Badger Cull
The Brown Hairstreak Blog
Africa Gomez Bugblog
Zilch - eliminating litter
Keep Britain Tidy

Next Photo Event dates to be announced...

Monday, 26 April 2010

North Yorkshire Moors photo trip

I am organizing a trip primarily to photograph Dark Green Fritillary and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies on the North Yorkshire Moors, near Pickering, on Sunday 4th July meeting at 10.00am - weather permitting! Cost will be £15 per person. I will be on hand to give advice and attendees are welcome to borrow my Nikon camera equipment. Your own compact flash memory card would then be useful to pop in my cameras so you could take your images home with you. Both closeup/macro lenses and telephoto lenses are useful to photograph these butterflies. Compact digital cameras with macro capabilities would also work well as the Dark Green Fritillary in particular is quite a large butterfly.

Please click on the photo montage above for a larger version. All these photos were taken on the North Yorkshire Moors. We will be likely to see Dark Green Fritillary (pictured top), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (two images below), Whinchat and Golden-ringed Dragonfly (third row down). Also likely to be present are Small Copper, Small Skipper, Small Heath and Large Heath butterflies. The walk is over even moorland paths and we won't need to cover great distances to see the wildlife.

If you would like to continue your day out, Goathland, Whitby, Thornton-le-Dale, the Dalby Forest and many places of interest for sightseeing, lunch and walking are all nearby. For those interested in going on to look for Red Grouse after lunch (please bring a packup) you are welcome to follow me in your own car to another site on the moors where we will hopefully see Grouse by the roadside.

Attendees will have to make their own way to the meeting site near Pickering on the day. Please call or e-mail if you would be interested in the North Yorkshire Moors trip: photography@mgcvk.karoo.co.uk / 07866 316577.