Chile, Land of Condors and King Penguins
Written by Jos   

Dolphin Gull


Chile is an epic country - stretching over 4300 km from vast deserts in the north to sub-Antarctic islands in the south, names leap off the map that long ago stirred my earliest childhood dreams: Tierra del Fuego, Strait of Magellan, Atacama Desert, Patagonia. Long had I harboured desires to visit this country, not least to enjoy the spectacle of Andean Condors to the backdrop of 6500 metre peaks, to see King Penguins and to seek out iconic species such Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and Magellanic Plover.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 March 2017 )
A Year Of Lithuanian Butterflies
Written by Jos   

Based on personal observations in one sample year (2016), the purpose of this list is to provide an analysis of a year's observations to serve as a broad outline of the species that may be encountered by an observer in Lithuania, with notes detailing flight dates, approximate locations and abundance.


Marbled Fritillary


Whilst not a comprehensive list of all species ever recorded in Lithuania, observations do cover 109 of the 126 species currently on the Lithuanian list. For completeness, an appendix of the remaining 17 species (mostly rare vagrants or historically-occurring species) will be added.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 July 2018 )
Stunning End to the Season. October 2016.
Written by Jos   

Large Copper




Amazing weather to start the month - positively tropical at 20 C, the result being still numerous butterflies on the wing. Amongst 16 species, unprecedented records of Chestnut Heath and two Large Coppers, neither species ever recorded so late in the season in Lithuania.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 March 2017 )
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