Monday, 2 May 2016

Unlucky and at the same time Lucky


 Malcolm, my partner and I went to Morden Bog today for excercise so I did not take my camera with me and guess what, we saw a flock of Crossbills.   Now I say unlucky because I did not have my camera but lucky because Morden Bog is surrounded by Wareham Forest which is quite an extensive area of pine woodland, so to see a flock of Crossbills is a miracle.  So I count myself both unlucky and lucky at the same time.  We saw plenty of Lousewort along our route, the picture I have posted was taken at Kingcombe Meadows in 2010.  

I think I need to write a hundred lines, NEVER GO OUT WITHOUT YOUR CAMERA.

Lousewort


Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Difference in the Timing of the Bluebells

 It is true that the Bluebells are earlier this year, same woodlands, the first picture taken today, the second was taken 16th May 2013.  In the second picture as you can see the trees are in leaf whereas today they are not, and also in the second picture the ferns are appearing.  I think this year by the 16th May the Bluebells will have gone to seed.


 Because the trees have not come into leaf yet the colour of the bluebells really shone in the sunlight.





Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Cows, Spiders and Butterflies day today :-)

 We went to Durlston Country Park today, beautiful sunny day and it is now the beginning of the wildflower meadow season, the Cowslips and Early Spider orchids first on the scene.  

 Can you spot the butterfly?

There was a few of these Speckled Wood butterflies today, I think they must have been the males because they appear to be fighting with each other.

 Early Spider Orchid

Cowslip

A meadow full of Cowslip, the beginning of the wildflower meadow season

Common Dog-violet