While wandering through a meadow I spotted a cluster of buttercups. I stopped to take a closer look and found a microcosm of life among the petals, with each flower having its own story to tell.
My garden is most definitely a wildlife garden.
Lots of colourful, nectar rich plants including wildflowers I’ve grown from seeds.
But I had noticed it was getting more than a little over grown! So today, as it was a little cooler than previous days, I decided to get it a little under control.
The hard work was punctuated by finding some rather lovely bugs! Including a caterpillar gorging its self on a rosebud. All while two male blackbirds kept chasing each other across the garden. I also found plenty evidence of hedgehogs too, all in the form of scat!
Best moment of the day was when a buzzard flew a few meters over head, followed closely by an angry mob of Jackdaws! Fantastic!
Now it is time for me to sit back and enjoy a cuppa with a good book about ants!
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!
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.
One of my favourite jobs at work was my first duty of today, an invertebrate survey in the Nature Reserve! The place is so beautiful and teeming with life! Everywhere I looked there was something to see!
Invert survey or a bug hunt, looking for those little gorgeous creatures is always rewarding!