The year of the butterfly

Nature walks

It’s been an excellent year for butterflies (and other invertebrates) due to the early and prolonged warm weather the UK experienced from March.  This has not been harmed by the reduction in traffic and pollution due to coronavirus restrictions.  Covid-19 lockdowns have also encouraged increasing numbers of us into the outdoors where many people have been reacquainting themselves with nature and developing a connection with the UK environments.  We’ve had many good days out engaging with wildlife, including 15 species of butterflies so far.  The Peacock in the image is widely seen, we’ve also encountered Common Blues, Ringlets, Tortoiseshells, Graylings, Skippers and, perhaps most notably, have twice seen the rare Mountain Ringlet whilst out in the Lakeland Fells.  These are only found in England in the Lakeland hills between 500m and 800m living on matt grass.

If you’d enjoy a day out spotting butterflies or engaging with any other part of our natural history please get in touch with Steve.  He’ll be pleased to hear from you and happy to help.

By |August 28th, 2020|Environment & nature|Comments Off on The year of the butterfly

New Lake District guided walking website

Keswick Guided Walks

Steve Banks Outdoors has set up Keswick Guided Walks as a new website to specifically cater for anyone interested in personalised guided walking and scrambling, summer and winter.  We’re also offering natural history and environmental walks to draw on Steve’s expertise in these areas.  Navigation training and practice, campcraft, equipment and all other mountain skills are available.  Whilst the activities are centred on Keswick, Steve is more than happy to consider specific requests for support further afield. He also offers via ferrata trips in the Italian Dolomites.

If you would like our support and guidance for your mountain adventures please contact Steve at steve@stevebanksoutdoors.co.uk or call 07796 213817.  He’ll be pleased to hear from you and will do his best to help.

All of our other outdoor provision, plus detailed information about us, is available on our main website: Steve Banks Outdoors

By |August 22nd, 2020|Website|Comments Off on New Lake District guided walking website
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