Nature enthusiasts joined Halifax Scientific Society for the annual butterfly count at Cromwell Bottom near Brighouse.
Steve Blacksmith led a nature walk looking at flowers and grasses and watching out for butterflies. He said: “The fine weather this summer certainly seems to have helped to make it a good year for some species of butterfly.”
The society also held a walk around Clifton looking for tree sparrows - which are not found in any other parts of Calderdale - and other birds, plants and fungi.
Steve said that numbers attending society meetings had been dwindling and he issued an invitation to the next meeting, a talk by David Winnard on fungus photography, on September 10 at Halifax Central Library at 7.15pm.
The society is also taking part in this month’s South Pennine Walk & Ride Festival.