Monday 19 July 2021

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photographic Group field trip to Cabilla woods. 19th July 2021.


Silver-washed Fritillary

The photographic group met today at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Cabilla reserve just a few miles east of Bodmin adjacent to the River Fowey.

The main target species for the group was the gorgeous Silver-washed Fritillary which excelled in its aerobatic splendour in the heat of the day.

Temperatures were approaching the 30's and shade and water were most important to us photographers whilst sun was what kept the butterflies active and difficult to get close to.

However most members got shots of the butterflies and of course there were lots of other subjects around, including dragonflies & damselflies.

A 2nd brood Holly blue butterfly was feeding in a muddy patch on the track which necessitated us to lie prostrate in order to get the best angle. The crafty insect then managed to land on the camera and then the hand of Jasmina whilst others tried to take advantage of the situation and get some rather unique shots! 

Here are a few images from the day.......

Holly blue

Red Admiral

Female Beautiful Demoiselle

Large Red damselfly

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Misc green caterpillar

Larval enclosure on Hazel branch

Larval enclosure on Hazel branch 

Female Beautiful Demoiselle

Field Rose

Here are a few more pics of the members making the most of a shady spot by the river for lunch....

This photo courtesy of Jasmina Goodair

"Faffing about in the stream! This photo courtesy of Jasmina Goodair


Jasmina said...

Excellent day with some great photo opportunities and good natured banter 😊

Pam Robertson said...

Fantastic day with great company and the wildlife didn't disappoint either.