30 Days Wild – Day 10 – Heslington Lake

TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_10Day Ten, which means we are a third of the way through. I hope plenty of you are on with your own 30 Days Wild?

A slightly more conventional post today, with a few photos from a lunchtime walk round Heslington Lake.

I always think I’m lucky to have this at work as it usually provides something interesting.

SONY DSCBut today the bright and warm sun seemed to have sent everything scampering for shelter, or at least shade.

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There was little going on at the surface of the water, and not a sign of usual ever-presents like the Great-crested Grebes.

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SONY DSCWhat was moving across the surface in huge numbers were clouds of midges.

SONY DSCAnd this in turn attracted large carp to the surface to feed.

SONY DSCFinally, there were a wide array of plants looking great in the sun, and attracting a range of insects.

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2 Responses to 30 Days Wild – Day 10 – Heslington Lake

  1. Emily Scott says:

    I love the goose in the daisies.

  2. Sounds like quite a task. But used to enjoy the ducks at York many years ago!

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