Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Cardinal Beetles in the logs

Larva and adult of Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. Montage from two separate images.

One of the bonuses of having a log store is the chance of turning up interesting invertebrates in the course of sawing and splitting said logs.  Earlier this month I came across this larva when moving a log that had been stacked for several months.  It turned out to be a larval Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea.  These larvae […]


Photographing the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Nash Point, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast stretches from Ogmore-by-Sea in the west to Nash Point in the east. The closest town of any size is Llantwit Major. It’s hard to believe the centre of Cardiff is just 20 miles away. The geology and landscape along this stretch is both interesting and dramatic. At Dunraven Bay and Nash Point the […]


A day out in Liverpool

Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool

We had to go to Liverpool on February 23rd to pick up a passport, and used the rest of the day photographing buildings around the waterfront and Albert Dock.  The weather was superb and the architecture equally so.  It’s easy to see why Liverpool was awarded the “European Capital of Culture” accolade in 2008. The way […]