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by Charles Nicol
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles and South of France 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Marseilles and South of France 2018

Très jolis papillons !

8)

Look forward to the unfolding of your French spring

CN
by Charles Nicol
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Swallowtail
Topic: Swallowtail – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Swallowtail – Favourite Photo of 2017

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these were taken on 30th August in a marshy spot near Preixan, Aude France.
by Charles Nicol
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles and South of France 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Marseilles and South of France 2018

Thanks for that, Chris. This is a butterfly that continues to elude me, and having had sight of your images I'm sure I'll be better placed to identify Strawberry Trees going forward. Ideally, I'd like to find a spot in the Pyrenees in late May, as this period is within TTP's first emergence, and Eu...
by Charles Nicol
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles and South of France 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Marseilles and South of France 2018

We have a Strawberry Tree in the back garden here in sunny Cambridgeshire.... no TTP caterpillars yet :shock:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Small Copper
Topic: Small Copper – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Small Copper – Favourite Photo of 2017

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this was in the late Summer in a sheltered patch of calendula near Grafham Water.
by Charles Nicol
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: How to repair a butterfly's wing
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: How to repair a butterfly's wing

that is a charming story, with a happy ending. thank you for sharing !

8)
by Charles Nicol
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Silver-washed Fritillary
Topic: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Silver-washed Fritillary – Favourite Photo of 2017

these were near Pomas, Aude, France in August


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by Charles Nicol
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Butterflies of Var, Southern France
Replies: 295
Views: 13935

Re: Butterflies of Var, Southern France

Merci pour le petit film Roger !

It reminded my of happy times chasing papillons across the South of France :D
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles and South of France 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Marseilles and South of France 2018

Nature is an unstoppable force !
Great to see things are heading in the right direction.

8)
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017

hehe never mind ! thanks for the info Guy :?
by Charles Nicol
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Purple Emperor – Favourite Photo of 2017

36061154613_2f639d69e0_o.jpg although not a fabulous photo this captures one of my favourite butterfly moments during my trip to the south of France in August 2017. i was walking from Pomas towards Leuc along the Aude valley when my eye was caught by a neon flash 20 feet up in a tree. the woods wer...
by Charles Nicol
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Tuscany; Butterfly sites near Sienna ??
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Tuscany; Butterfly sites near Sienna ??

Naturetrek go to Tuscany

this tells you about some of the lovely places to see butterflies etc:

https://www.naturetrek.co.uk/itins/ITA0 ... ng1113.pdf
by Charles Nicol
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: December 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: December 2017

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this Small Tortoiseshell was in the kitchen in Peterborough where Christmas lunch was being prepared !! it was quite lively.
by Charles Nicol
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

Chris Jackson wrote:Merry Christmas to everyone on UK Butterflies.
I feel that Spring is just around the corner :D
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Chris


Merci Chris !! Joyeux Noël
by Charles Nicol
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

David M wrote:Wish I had the artistic bent that the rest of you have! All the best from me as well, and here's wishing everyone on UKB a great festive period and a successful & enjoyable 2018!


thanks David !! you have a great one too.

:D
by Charles Nicol
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 37
Views: 2330

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Well done to all the competitors !

Maybe there could be a category of "camera cost under £100" to encourage the less affluent snappers among us :wink:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Greetings 2017 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Christmas Greetings 2017 !!

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by Charles Nicol
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Marseilles South of France 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 5644

Re: Marseilles South of France 2017

Glad you are enjoying your new camera ! Looking forward to more Continental pics 8)
by Charles Nicol
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Chalkhill Blue
Topic: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Chalkhill Blue - Favourite Photo of 2017

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this was near Preixan in the Aude Département France

August 2017

apart from the blade of grass this is very pleasing :roll:
by Charles Nicol
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2523

Re: October 2017

Was tempted out by warm ( but breezy ) weather... walked all the way round Grafham Water. In spots sheltered from the breeze there were some fine Red Admirals and a few Commas on the brambles.

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