Carymoor Gallery

Carymoor centre in spring

Crab sider: Misumena vatia, guarding ox-eye daisy petal

Clouded Yellow: aberation Helicae

Large Skipper

Mating pair of Banded Demoiselle damselflies

Emperor dragonfly dining on a Common Darter

Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly (female)

A Small Blue (female) settled on its foodplant Kidney Vetch

The striking caterpillar of the Vapourer moth

A Brown Argus

A Pyramidal orchid

A Peacock butterfly enjoying an early spring nectar source (Blackthorn) after long months of hibernation

A summer medly of wildflowers in the centre environs,including Knapweed, Tufted Vetch, Lady's Bedstraw and the last of the Ox-eye daisies

Lackey moth caterpillar

Hoverfly: Helophilus pendulus

Orange Tip

Grizzled Skipper

Frosty Rosehips

Carmoor in the snow

Rose Chafer beetle on Ox-eye daisies

Hornets feasting on a rotting apple in the compost

Meadow grasshopper, sporting a pink livery!

Green Carpet moth

Red Admiral, underside

Green-veined White nectaring on Ragwort

Dingy Skipper

Humming Bird Hawk moth nectaring on Vipers Bugloss

Speckled Wood nectaring on Hawthorn blossom

Hoverfly: Leucozona lucorum

Double rainbow at the centre

Small Heath butterfly

Clouded Yellow nectaring on Field Scabious

Dragonfly emerging from nymph case: scupture by Fiona Campbell

Male Brimstone nectaring on Field Scabious

Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly (male)

Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly

The diminutive Mint moth

Orb Web spider: Araneus quadratus

Orb Web spider: Araneus quadratus

Autumnal landscape at Carymoor

Bee orchid on the translocated bank

Marbled White

Comma enjoying ripe Blackberry juice

A mating pair of Azure damselflies

A pair of Small Tortoisehells

Autumnal landscape at carymoor

Back-lit Garden Spider

Nursery Web Spider Pisaura mirabilis

Kidney Vetch growing in the Wildflower Collection

Sheepsbit growing in the Wildflower Collection

Silver-washed Fritillaries

Biting stonecrop growing in the Wildflower Collection

The Wildflower Collection

Six-spot Burnet moth nectaring on Knapweed

Wasp spider and the stabilimentum, the zig-zag silk pattern characteristic of its web

Gatekeeper, male

Meadow Brown, female

Not a dead leaf, a Lappet moth!

Red Admiral, female

Painted Lady, female

A confused Dogrose - is it spring or autumn?

Hawthorn berries

A Spindle tree putting on a crimsom display of both leaves and berries

The Sensory Garden in evening light

Male and female Small Skippers

A Garden Spider at the centre of its web

A Wasp Spider in its dewy web

A Migrant Hawker dragonfly, male

A Peacock

The Sensory Garden in evening light

A Large Red damselfly

A Green Hairstreak

Fox cub

Autumnal Bramble leaves

A Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly (male)

A hoverfly mimicking a Bumble bee! Volucella bombylans

No popular name for this rare bug: Corizus hyoscyami

A Black-tailed Skimmer (female)

Back-lit web and Teasle

Field and Meadow grasshoppers


Blackthorn blossom

Autumnal Bramble leaves

A hoverfly: Eristalis arbustorum

Painted Lady, underside

A House spider

Flesh fly

Spring, looking over Upper Dauntsey field

Small Blue (male)

Cinnebar moth

Large Skipper nectaring on Birdsfoot Trefoil

Red Admiral, female

Orange Tip pupae ready to emerge (male)

Newly emerged male Orange Tip

Newly emerged Orange Tip drying its wings

A female Orange Tip breaking out of its pupae casing

Green-veined White resting on Hawthorn blossom

Orange Tip resting on Dandelion seed head

Rear view of a Wasp spider

A Labyrinth Spider

A hoverfly mimicking a Hornet! Volucella zonaria

Wasp spider from the side

A Brimstone (female)

Common Blue, male

A Sycamore moth caterpillar

Spindle berries


A Small Copper nectaring on Common Fleabane

A female Orange Tip nectaring on Red Campion

A tangle of dewy cobwebs

A Bee fly: Bombylius major

The spectacular Pale Tussock moth caterpillar

A Southern Hawker (male)

Autumn colours viewed from the centre

A Grizzled Skipper

A Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly (female)

Common Bog hoverfly

Common Darter (female)

Horsefly Tabanus sudeticus

Gatekeeper (underside) nectaring on Bramble blossom

Orange Tip and spring flowers

Hoverfly: Episyrphus balteatus

Tachnid fly

Long-winged Conehead Cricket

Dewy cobweb


Elephant Hawk moth caterpillar

Red-veined Darter (immature male)

Wintery scene at Carymoor

Common Field Grasshopper

Drone Fly Eristalis pertinax

Hoverfly Helophilus trivittatus

Common Darter male

Hibernating Comma

Primroses and Coltsfoot

Angle Shades moth

Elephant Hawk moth caterpillar

Migrant Hawker dragonfly female

Small White on Verbena bonariensis

Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus

Frosty Hogweed

Banded Demoiselle damselfly (male)

Holly Blue (female)

Common Blue (female)

Male and female Common Blue on Ox-eye daisy

Startled Roe Deer, female and fawn

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The photographer - Jules Cross

As Reserve Officer I spent a lot of my time practically managing the habitat creation projects on the reserve. I always carried my camera with me. I use a top range compact digital as it is easier to use spontaneously and less bulky than an SLR. For the relatively low financial outlay, it produces excellent results.

I inherited my deep appreciation of butterflies from my father but I have expanded my interest to include most invertebrates. Perhaps because of my art training, I am always looking to improve the quality of my images, both technically and in terms of composition. I am painfully aware of the temporal nature of ecosystems and I hope my photographic record of my observations will be a testimony to our work at Carymoor in the early 21st Century.


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