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Hunt with a camera, not with a gun.
"I joined a friend on a concession off Tanzania’s Lake Manyara, but every time I pulled out my rifle, I hesitated. It just didn’t feel right. I didn’t fire a single shot on the trip. And when my companion dropped a zebra, I walked over to examine the body and studied the face. Staring straight back at me were the eyes of my polo pony. That was it. I couldn’t do this anymore."
Geoffrey Kent, co-founder of Abercrombie and Kent , remembers the moment he put down the rifle for good.
Hunt with a camera, not with a gun.
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A roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).
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Nursery web spider on guard. (Pisaura mirabilis).
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5-spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena trifolii).
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Common toad in WCNP. (Bufo Bufo). Click image for more in the village.

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Large skipper (Ochlodes faunus).
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Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus).
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Common Blue (male) (Polyommatus icarus).
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Vole, out in the open. This little furry was alive and well.

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A tufted duck grooming.
(Aythya fuligula).
Caterpillar of the Burnet Moth.
  Caterpillar of the Burnet Moth.
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Gatekeeper Butterfly, male. (Pyronia tithonus).
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A carrion crow (Corvus corone) and a mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).

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Grey heron.
(Ardea cinerea).
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Wet and wild! A mute swan having a flap.
(Cygnus olor).
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Small Tortoiseshell
[Aglais urticae].
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Meadow Brown (Male).
[Maniola jurtina].
Walton Colliery Nature Park Gallery

information
Friends of
Walton Colliery
Nature Park

on the
the official
Wakefield MDC
website
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Butterflies
a song by
Alison (Ali) Bullivent
about
Walton Colliery
Butterflies by Alison Bullivent


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