Supreme Nature 52 – Final Blog Post – Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly on the canal embankment at Maryhill Road in Glasgow, Scotland

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly on a nettle leaf

After 52 weeks the year-long supreme nature blog series has finally come to an end. While a little sad to see this project end, I must admit to being rather relieved too, as finding interesting nature subjects in the urban environment every week, while contending with the unreliable weather, has certainly been challenging. Nevertheless while results have been mixed not a single week was skipped.

The subjects included in the series have seen some changes, for example the week-four image of the River Clyde shows shipyard cranes that have since been dismantled. In other photographs; trees in Govan Graving Docks have been cleared while a tower block in Sighthill has now been completely razed to the ground. The daffodils from week 49 have now wilted.

The final week certainly didn’t disappoint though and I was fortunate to see two of these Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on the canal embankment at the bottom of Maryhill Road in Glasgow. The Supreme Nature 52 blog began at the Forth and Clyde Canal between Port Dundas and Maryhill, on a similarly warm, sunny day and so I thought it appropriate to revisit this location to find a subject for the final blog post. As well as the butterflies I also saw Herons, a Cormorant at Firhill Basin and a large fish near the edge of the canal (though the water was too murky to identify it).


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