Today I went for a walk around my local area. I was on the hunt for as many different species of wildflower as I could find, photographing as I went. It was a most relaxing and pleasant way to spend an afternoon!
Here are my highlights from #30DaysWild 2019. Moving house, while working full time and joining in with 30 Days Wild wasn’t easy, but it was very worth it!
One of the best things I have done all month is putting up the bird feeder in my new home. It didn’t take long for the birds to find it! I now have regular visits from Blue Tits, Great Tits, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robins, Blackbirds, Sparrows. I also have Collared Doves and Wood Pigeons hovering up the dropped crumbs. Winding down from a day at work, I now find myself sitting with my cuppa and watching my new feathered friends!
I was thinking today that this time last year I had found a bee orchid. I wondered if there would be one in the same place this year … So I went back to the place where I found the original orchid and only a few feet away I found another growing! I have to say I was very pleased to see another of these beautiful flowers growing. I took a could of photos to share with you here!
Stepping out between rain showers, I went in search of a little colour in the form of wildflowers. I found plenty to admire and here are a few I wanted to share with you.
I am so glad the weather eased today, even if it was only a little! I got to encourage my small housemates back outside, and also take a stroll.
There was still intermittent drizzle, but it was a tiny bit warmer. So either warmth or desperation brought out a few bugs. I found a sawfly, bee and beetles hiding from the rain on leaves and flowers. I also found a clever little spider which had created itself a tent, spinning together the petals of a daisy over its head.
I am impressed with how wildlife seeks shelter, I only hope they don’t need it for too much longer.
In honour of National Meadows Day, I visited my favourite meadow at golden hour. It is beautiful place anytime of the day, but the light this evening made the wild flowers shine!
Having eaten my lunch I decided I wanted to enjoy the lovely sunshine. Taking my stroll I had the chance to see I wasn’t the only one appreciating the glorious weather!
Today I went to watch the Women’s Tour of Britiain. You might be wondering what a cycle race has to do with 30 Days Wild, well I decided it was worth the 15 mile cycle through the countryside to see the race pass through my local area.
Not only was it a glorious day to have a cycle anywhere, but the journey was beautiful. There was so many species of birds flying by and singing.
On my way home I stopped for a snack and paused at a lay-by. Sitting on a log I watched bees, beetles and butterflies visiting the flowers that lined the colourful verge. My snack finished, I went to get up, but before I could I felt a sharp pain on my behind. It made me stand up VERY quickly! Looking back I saw a large black ground beetle that had not been there when I had sat down. It quickly scurried back into its wooden crevice in the log. It was then I realised that I had been bitten on the bottom by a beetle! There’s a first time for everything!
It might have been a long ride, but it was worth it. I feel inspired enough to take that ride again!
Today I thought I’d take a closer look at some of nature’s beauty. All that detail and colour. My only challenge was photographing it in the wind!
Best moment was when a small movement on the surface of some damp ground grabbed my attention. I thought it was a beetle, then I saw some more movement. I inspected the area more closely and saw that the tiny creatures were juvenile frogs! They shone like gems in the sunlight! Utterly delightful!