Fraggle Report- Teeside Nature Reserve-July 2017

Sophie and I had an epic trip out a couple of weekends back. Ostensibly we went to see the Nature reserve, and maybe the seals at Seal Sands, which we did, but then did a tour of the huge industrial estate next to the reserve, stopping to take photo’s along the way, until at the end a nice man came out of a guard box and told us we weren’t allowed in there let alone to take photo’s :). He then pointed out that the rules were a bit daft as anyone with google earth could see the whole shebang from above. We’d finished anyway, so off we went. A good day out!

We could see the industrial site on the way to the reserve, so had a stop to get the big thingy here.

then on to the nature reserve

There were loads of Burnet moths around, very pretty

and snails

and I saw a woolyboy

and a beautiful butterfly

stay tooned!

27 Comments

  1. Nice work, FR. I can never tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly, but I like those Burnet Moths. Don’t think I have ever seen one.
    All I know is that if they come in the house at night, and fly around a light, then they’re moths…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. They are pretty, I guess these ones sleep at night!

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  2. Great in your pictures, not good in your garden 🙂

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    1. No, I have plenty of anti snail/slug devices on the go! 😊

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  3. Well this is weird.. I’m on my iPad , and I can’t see any of your photos. Now I’ll have to get on the stupid PC. Hopefully tomorrow.

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    1. That happens to me too, the trick is when on iPad don’t go to the reader version, go to the ‘visit’ button at bottom of a post.

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      1. Oh? Hmm , didn’t have problems with any one else’s or the rest of yours?

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        1. You’re doing better than me on it then!

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  4. Great pics – though I am wondering what “appropriate action” might consist of – fines? jail time? execution? This is all very mysterious.

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    1. All of the above! 😂

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  5. Some nice photos!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  6. A woolyboy! I am enchanted.

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    1. Haven’t seen one since I was a kid, brought back happy memories 😊

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  7. well im so glad i remembered to get abck here,oh fraggy i love thoise butterflys. and kool smails. i know what im doing to today:) well right after water aerobics anyway:) thanks for the inspiration. awesome bench too 🙂

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    1. Cheers Kathy 😊

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  8. Amazing to have such a diverse nature site next to an industrial site. Lovely images.

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    1. Thanks Otto 😊

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  9. those moth’s shots are my favorite 🙂

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    1. Thanks Joshi 🙂

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  10. How interesting that the nature reserve is right next to an industrial park…

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    1. Yes and on the other side is the sea!

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  11. “Appropriate action will be taken in the event of unauthorised access” – sounds rather threatening and sinister! Lovely nature shots.

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