This site is non-commercial and will remain that way. Like
thousands of other web pages, it is offered as a free resource and is
my way of sharing my passion for butterflies with others. Since I first
set it up, back in 1996, it has also been free of advertising, except
for specific books or products I have chosen and personally recommend.
This is so I have complete control over the content of the site and
also so that parents and teachers can have confidence there will be no
promotion of potentially undesirable products and services.
Permission to use my images for non-commercial purposes, such as school
assignments, research projects or conservation fliers is always
granted, free of charge, though of course I retain copyright over them.
I have absolutely no intention to change any of this. However, I have
decided, after some consideration, to offer the possibility of making a
token donation, to help offset the costs of the site. Please note that
this is not a donation to conservation work, butterfly-related
charities or any particular research project - it is to me! I currently
pay a little over £130 a year for the site (for advertisment-free
hosting, with storage space for several thousand pictures).
If you have found these pages valuable and would like to make a small
contribution, please click on the 'donate' button below. It will take
you to a secure PayPal/Credit Card payment area.
Otherwise, please continue using the site and enjoying the pictures
just as before.