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If you have pictures that you think would look good on these web pages I would be happy to see them and probably publish them here.  Send them as attachments to an e mail to john@havantnature.net.  It helps me if the file name is changed to 'species - your name'.  That way I won't use your picture in future without giving proper credits.  Thanks in anticipation.

Southsea Seal

Photographs, taken by Diana Franklin, of a seal off the Southsea shore by the bandstand near the castle on 10th JUne 2018.


Orchids in hanging basket


This (?) common spotted orchid just appeared in a hanging basket of miniature narcissi.  It was there last year but didn’t bloom so I wasn’t sure what it was but this year it has a bloom.  I wonder how on earth it got there.  The wind, or birds or some such I suppose but it is a bit strange. Adele Mallows.   Alternative explanation might be in the soil or on the narcissus bulbs.  (JG)


Early purple orchids and other Butser flowers


Green winged orchids at Gunner Point in April



the first picture is by Andrew Powling.  My picture shows a pale version .



Long Tailed Tits Nest


  Adele Mallows picture taken at the end of March.  Sadly the nest was later destroyed by a cat. 


Nore Barn shanks


Wood blewit at Nore Barn

Seen on 4th Jan 2017   - photographed on my phone


Mid July on Portsdown

Bastard toadflax, clustered bellflower and lesser centaury.



The Langstone Pond Water Rail on 22nd Feb


Southsea Gulls on 18th Jan 2016


These two pictures by Peter Hogan are of a first winter Iceland gull and a glaucous gull - at Southsea on the same day!




Buzzards over Portsdown