Back to Heslington Lake now, and some slightly unusual behaviour I have been observing. Advertisements
Posted in Biology, Birds, Ethology, Invertebrates
Tagged barnacle goose, butterflies, canada goose, chick, coot, Great crested grebe, juvenile, moorhen, nesting, pochard, red admiral, york, yorkshire
A few weeks back I was complaining about the inability of Small Skippers to ever stay still and let me take a photo. Happily that has now changed.
Day 26 is really a second part to Day 25, coming from the first ever Local Nature Reserve, established in 1952. Aberlady Bay.
Posted in 30 Days Wild, Biology, Birds, Botany, Invertebrates, Scotland
Tagged 30 Days Wild, aberlady bay, butterflies, early purple orchid, marsh orchid, nature reserve, reed bunting, ringlet, Roe Deer, saltmarsh, skylark, viper's bugloss, whitethroat, yellowhammer
There is a small wildflower meadow a minute outside my office, but I never go and walk in it. I’m always drawn to the lake. For Day 19, I changed that.
Posted in 30 Days Wild, Birds, Botany, Invertebrates
Tagged birds, butterflies, heat, meadow, meaow brown, ringlet, skipper, wildflowers, woodland
Because why should I be restricted to highlighting one moment a day, of a great moment presents itself?
It’s an exciting time in the garden right now, with signs of Spring everywhere…
A day of elusive insects and amphibians in Derby last weekend, but there were some treats amongst the frustrations.
Is it Spring yet? It’s never a straightforward question. Meteorologists broadly break the year up into four seasons, and Spring occupies the months of March-May. So on that basis, today is the first day of Spring. Another way of measuring … Continue reading
Posted in Birds, Invertebrates, Phenology, Why watch wildlife?
Tagged autumn, birds, butterflies, equinox, peacock, Phenology, spring, vernal, winter