Autumn Bounty

Autumn is firmly here, despite a few warm days. Mornings start cold and misty, and today there was a touch of frost. The trees are changing colour. Currently the Beech is turning yellow and later in the year it will turn to brown. Along the wall by the church, the cotoneaster is covered in berriesContinue reading “Autumn Bounty”

Spring is bursting out all over!

I don’t seem to have done a proper nature diary post for a while, so this one is probably going to be quite long. You might want to go and get a cup of tea (or other hot beverage) and get comfortable… Firstly the Beech tree in the garden has gone from budburst through toContinue reading “Spring is bursting out all over!”

A Mammoth Tale (from a walk in the sunshine)

We had a lovely walk in the sunshine today – it was a really lovely day 🙂 I found lots of new flowers and some new insects too! The new insects I spotted were these 24-spot ladybirds (the first pair are presumably mating). I couldn’t manage very good shots – a bit blurry – butContinue reading “A Mammoth Tale (from a walk in the sunshine)”

Lunch Break Wandering

On Wednesday I brought my camera with me to work as the weather was nice, and had a bit of a wander during my lunch break. One of the people in my office mentioned that the Bluebells were coming out so I thought I’d go and see. Before reaching the woods I saw lots ofContinue reading “Lunch Break Wandering”

Definitely Spring

Yesterday the weather was cloudy but mostly dry so I went out for a walk to see what I could see. My conclusion is that it’s definitely spring! Last week I saw just one Celandine, and this week there were lots of them all over the place. They are brightening up every hedgerow. The DaffodilsContinue reading “Definitely Spring”