Helpful Dragon

We saw several dragonflies at Compton Acres yesterday, but most of them were so busy about their business I couldn’t get a photo of them. I did attempt to photograph them in flight but its very difficult when they’re so speedy! But then my sister spotted one who was more willing to have his photographContinue reading “Helpful Dragon”

Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)

After a bit of a tricky start involving my car not starting, we did manage to visit Compton Acres yesterday as planned. It was very warm but fortunately there are many shady spots along the way so we didn’t entirely melt! We stopped half way at the cafe for a cold drink and a sliceContinue reading “Compton Acres Hoverflies (and a Bee!)”

Creatures of Compton Acres

Yesterday’s tiny caterpillar wasn’t the only creature spotted at Compton Acres. There sadly weren’t any dragonflies or damselflies around, probably because it was a little cooler and not their ideal conditions, but there were other creatures to be found. First this Hoverfly who seems to be rubbing its hands (legs) in glee about something, likeContinue reading “Creatures of Compton Acres”

Golden

The sun seems to have left us for now, and days are quite grey and damp, and I am back at work. But I have memories of beautiful flowers from Compton Acres to cheer me up. These golden yellow flowers make a beautiful splash of colour and we even spotted a tiny caterpillar on oneContinue reading “Golden”

Amemones

While at Compton Acres, I was enjoying the Anemones, and I’ve decided that I must get some for the garden (as well as the Cyclamens). I nearly bought a plant in the shop there, but then thought that carrying it back on the bus might be a little inconvenient. There’s something very appealing about them.Continue reading “Amemones”