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Once restricted to isolated colonies on south-facing embankments, the Marbled White is now even found within York City centre. Nationally however the butterfly is on a downward population trend - we are literally losing our ‘Marbles’.
Forest and Sea Tours 2014: Trip Report 12th & 13th July. Riding high on the success of our National Park Safaris and Seabird Photography Boat Trips earlier this year we were all excited about getting back amongst the best trees and waves in Yorkshire!
Life in the fast lane means shrews, with bodies that require 90% of their own weight to be consumed every 24 hours and meals no more than two or three hours apart, seldom live beyond 15 months. No wonder they are either seen fleetingly or dead!
This year we have charted our own boat, the Yorkshire Lass II, skippered by Paul Chapman, to run Seabird Photography Boat Trips to capture the amazing seabird colonies of Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs from sea level.
After a cracking couple of months, June conspired to slow the pulse down somewhat here on the Yorkshire coast, with the spring exiting stage left fairly quietly this year. There were plenty of highlights, of course – and it is the summer, after all, writes Mark James Pearson.