Here is my photograph for July, a female Beautiful Demoiselle seen in my local nature reserve.
You can have a peek at my photograph for last month here.
Here are my photos for May and June. It’s a little late but June has been quite a busy month for many reasons!
On a short walk round my local patch, I found this lovely looking beetle resting on a fence. I was quite taken with it so it had to be my photo for May!
Some of you who have followed my 30 Days Wild will have already seen this photo but you have to admit it was a rather lovely sight to see. A cygnet resting on its mother’s back!
You can have a peek at my photograph for last month here.
Day 22- Some unexpected wildlife
As I was leaving work, I was beginning to think I wasn’t going to have a wild moment, a Red Kite flew overhead. Not something seen there until about 2 months ago. Exciting to see!
Then when I got home, I came across this beauty waiting for me on my front door!
Day 23 – Ox eye daisy
In May I planted an Ox eye daisy plant, today it finally flowered! I took a photo because I clearly wasn’t the only one enjoying the new bloom.
Day 24 – Burt
While out and about at work today, one of the very tame resident Robins came to say hello! I call them all Burt – after Burt Ward. If you’re really lucky, they sometimes come and feed from your hand!
Day 25 – An unusual view of a moth
Today I had the chance to admire a very pretty moth. It had landed on a window, so I was able to not only see the top of the moth but also the underside of it. I think those eyes are amazing!
Day 12 – Rhinos
For my wild day 12, I attended a fantastic talk about rhinos and the conservation efforts being made to protect them from poaching in South Africa.
Doctor Jana Pretorius gave the lecture and spoke passionately about rhinos as a species and the individuals that she had encountered and cared for.
It was emotional and inspiring! If you want to see the work that she and her foundation do, you can find them here:
Day 13 – Sparrows
Day 13 was my last day at work before a long weekend. I must admit to having been rather tired before my short break, so I am glad that this was the day where the ‘wild’ came to me and my friends. As we had lunch, a little sparrow came to investigate what we were up to. Very sweet!
Day 14 – Socks!
This was a time to relax and chill. I thought some gardening would be a good idea, so I popped outside to get some of the overgrowth a little under control. I got to watch the ants and bees go about their business all the way up till I nearly cut the top of my finger off with secateurs!
I was never one for being green fingered!
In honour of “Pull your socks up for wildlife” my friend Bex and I put our favourite wildlife socks on. Turns out we both loves bees!
And one final but important note, Happy Birthday Bex!!!
I was feeling under the weather, so going outside was a bad plan. My day 7 was spent under the duvet with Springwatch Live running in the back ground of my snoozing.
Despite the inclement weather, I’ve managed to have quite a wild day.
I have found some bugs in some unlikely places! A Woodlouse making it home on my friends desk, a Lesser Stag Beetle in the kitchen and finally a White Ermine in the toilets at work!
The bugs got returned to the green outdoors. I managed to film the Lesser Stag Beetle take her first steps in her new home.
I also made a trip down to the nature reserve at work again, I watched a Buzzard being mobbed by 3 Jackdaws. I spotted my first Speckledwood of the year and had the brief opportunity to admire a view of a female Scorpionfly.
Choosing this month’s photograph was a tough one! All the new life has exploded everywhere!
Flowers, birds and insects have been brought forth by the promise of the sun’s warmth. I have spent a lot of time admiring the gorgeous yellow glows of dandelions that have filled the local grass verges. Bringing colour for us and much needed pollen and nectar to our early insect risers! I have seen many bees like this one, revelling in the pollen provisions of these precious golden blooms.
You can have a peek at my photograph from last month here.
A few days late but here is my photograph from August.
The Dragonflies have been out on force these last few weeks and they have been looking stunning! I have had many glorious afternoons both watching and photographing these beauties. I took so many photos that I had a real struggle picking this month’s photo. I’m thankful to my friend came to my aid and said that I should share this photo, it is their favourite for this month!
Click to see my previous month’s photo here.
I take part in the Big Butterfly Count every year. It’s great fun to do and I would encourage anyone to do it!
Though I’ve now been in the Market Bosworth area for a year now, this is the first opportunity do the Big Count here.
As always, I enjoyed my count. The chosen place was my local patch, it is so full of life! In the 15 minutes of doing the survey, not only did I see 9 different species of butterfly, but I also saw Dragonflies, Damselflies, Bees, Snails, Birds and, Black and Yellow Longhorn beetle. I even had a frog jump over my foot!
If you want to take part, you can find out more at The Big Butterfly Count website here.
June was a fun and busy month of 30 Days Wild, so I decided to save June’s photo for this month’s blog.
My photo from June is a of Little Egret, spotted at Borrow Pit Lake in Tamworth.
My photo from July is a of Gatekeeper. I took this photo on a walk through my local patch, I saw so many species of butterflies it was wonderful!
Click to see my previous month photo here.
Yesterday I was thinking I hadn’t seen many butterflies this year at all, that changed today! On a walk around my local wild patch, I passed by a area of bramble and the flowers were not only attracting lots of bees but also several species of Butterfly! I even spotted my first Dragonfly and Froglet of the year too!
I also managed to finish my butterfly painting I started yesterday! I’m no Monet, but I did enjoy creating it!