Article by Keith Wilson
Our first Study Group meeting of the 2018-9 winter period included an excellent talk by Hilary Phillips on the subject of Photography.
The house at Trelusback was crowded with members and friends who enjoyed hearing more about how cameras work. The talk was very interesting and useful. Hilary also kindly produced useful notes about photography for our members. If you attended and want a copy please let Keith know and he can forward a copy by email.
Members also chatted over coffee to friends and new members about wildlife before taking advantage of the exceptional autumn weather to walk around the conservation areas. Good numbers of Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Comma butterflies were seen mostly nectaring on ivy or scabious flowers. Also seen was a Painted Lady, a couple of Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell. Commas have increased in numbers at Trelusback since the disease resistant elms were planted. Many larvae were seen on the elms earlier in the year.
Our thanks to Hilary for making photography so interesting.