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”

Plantain

Among the other more showy flowers, the Plantains often get overlooked. They don’t have flowers with colourful petals, but they are attractive in their own way. I have taken quite a few photos of Ribwort Plantains (Plantago lanceolata) over the years, and they do make a striking photo when they’re standing up alone with aContinue reading “Plantain”

This is why …

This is why I stare into the hedgerow while I’m walking. I probably look pretty odd, but if you look in the hedgerow as you are walking you might spot some interesting little creatures hiding among the grass and leaves. It’s a lovely sunny spring day today, and I spotted a few creatures along myContinue reading “This is why …”

Dandelion Life

There’s lots going on in the humble dandelions at the moment. Just a weed, some might say, but they provide a bright splash of yellow to cheer up the day and insects seem to really enjoy them. When you get close they are more interesting than they might at first seem.