Artistic inspiration, greenery and launch supplied by my son, photos taken by me.
A quick and fun activity on a lovely sunny day! (without dogs this time!)
We went back the day after and the rings had turned into a heart.
I’m of the wow variety but I do know people who have gone ugh I can’t look at it.
This is the first Maybug (cockchafer) I’ve ever seen in the flesh – probably because I now live surrounded by an organic farm and they’re not blasted by the bio-agents used to control them these days, or perhaps I spend more and more time gazing at the floor looking for bugs.
Other great names for them include – dumbledarey, snartlegog, spang beetle, billywitch, may-bittle, the list goes on.
Well the rain has stopped and the stream doesn’t look like a torrent of muddiness anymore, so we thought we’d have a few hours messing about with dock leaves.
We collected them on our way, started to have a play and realised our error -
dogs (one in particular), intent on destruction!
Still we did manage to do a few things and were pretty happy with the results,
He’s looking innocent but it’s just the calm before the destruction!
A round up from the past two weeks of things with wings – from the beautiful to the bizarre.
Including House Martins, ( the thrill of snapping pics of birds and then realising you’ve caught one in flight -albeit a bit blurry, is just great)
a soft-winged flower beetle,
something I’ve not identified yet but it had the longest antenna I’ve ever seen!
A peacock butterfly,
another photo where you could do with smell-o-vision – the hawthorn flowers smell lovely ( hawthorn flower and rhubarb wine – might just be on the cards again this year)
and a very bizarre looking fly that I’ve not managed to identify, any help would be gratefully recieved.
With the weather we’ve been having recently (floods and drought at the same time? that seems to be where we’re at) we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to find some animal tracks. So with book in hand we went searching.
It turns out most of the tracks in our area are our own dogs tracks.
But we did find and embellish (when my son thought appropriate)
and a badger.
Also I think we saw fox prints and a deer, but both had been trampled by our dogs!