Brockadale Visit

But first, throw your minds back a few weeks and you may remember that we organised an early evening trip to Brockadale, a popular Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Pontefract. Unfortunately, the rain gods conspired, and the visit had to be postponed. I’m happy to say the second attempt was successful and the visit went ahead. Here is his report of the event.

On Monday 26th July, members of Wakefield Camera Club were able to attend the rescheduled outing to Brockadale Nature reserve to photograph primarily the butterflies but also to take in the lovely reserve with the wild flowers and other macro subjects.

After the postponement of the previous arrangement due to the weather it was perfect conditions for capturing the butterflies – if you could find them!! The large field was a little sparse of the Marbled whites which are usually fairly easy to spot, however the trip to the smaller field at the far end of the reserve proved to be more than rewarding with both Marbled whites and Dark Green Fritillary Butterflies to be found roosting. The warm evening sunshine and low wind was enjoyed by all… including the midges!! which did sadly mean a trip back to the cars just after 9pm, but all members happy with a number of images in the bag. Here’s a couple of mine from the evening!

A huge thanks to Steve then, for organising the outing, the report and his images, as well as to Neil Clarke for his shots.