A swarm of Honey Bees decided to come and visit us last night. Today they decided to leave. We were quite relieved, to say the least. There were a few stragglers who have got left behind. This one may be the last – we have to be careful where we walk as there may be…… Continue reading Lonely Bee
A bit of a discussion ensued the other day when I was looking at my photos and was about to label a Common Wasp, when it turned out that it might not be a Common Wasp but a Tree Wasp. Often with wasps, the tendency is to run away and not spend time thinking about…… Continue reading When is a Wasp not a Wasp?
With help from my mum, the mysterious plant in the garden has been identified as Common Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta). Thanks mum! 🙂
Just a very quick note to say I just saw a Red Kite flying over near work with some kind of nesting material in its beak. That’s the second one I’ve seen now so it’s official – Kites are nesting 🙂
Just thought I’d report on the creatures I have managed to avoid running over this week! It started with a chicken which was standing in the middle of the road as I was driving out of our village. She was not at all bothered by me and my car and just looked at me as…… Continue reading What I haven’t run over this week
Just a quick note to say I’m glad we decided to go out on Friday afternoon. Today it’s turned back to windy and wet weather so I won’t be venturing out. I hope this weather doesn’t stick around too long this time!
I found out about Nature’s Calendar on Oak Trees Studio’s blog just the other day and it’s a really great tool, which I immediately signed up to! It’s made by the Woodland Trust and you can record the dates when you see certain signs of spring (and later on, autumn), like when the snowdrops or…… Continue reading Nature’s Calendar and a Bee
Just a very quick note to say that the winds have lessened and power has come back on after many hours … and I saw my first daffodil flowers today! Things are looking up 🙂
Another weather update for you! Yesterday it was snow, and today it’s strong winds. I knew there was windy weather forecast but this morning it got upgraded to a red alert from about lunch time to 9pm tonight. Red alerts are the highest weather alerts that the Met Office give out, and it says that…… Continue reading Wind!
Well usually I post here on the weekend when I have had a chance to go out and see what is happening in nature… but today I thought I’d drop in with a weather update. I woke up this morning and looked blearily out of the window, expecting to see cloud and rain, and was…… Continue reading Snow!