Tuesday, 18 August 2020

A Back End Feel to the Horsefield

 A Back End Feel to the Horsefield

This morning was overcast and showery but in the afternoon the weather improved to give some warm sunny intervals, although it was blustery.  There was very little about on the butterfly from, although I did find a couple of common darters in the woodland burial ground.  It feels very backendish now with autumn just around the corner.  It is very defintely the season of autumn fruitfulness with a large crop of haws ripening on the hawthorn bushes, blackberries are swollen, juicy and glistening in the sun and sloes are thick on the blackthorn bushes; more than I can ever remember seeing.  We have already picked crab apples and plums for jamming and picked several pounds of blackberries ready to combine with our windfall Bramleys and elederberries (still ripening) to make hedgerow jam..

Woodland burial ground
  • common darter
  • peacock
  • large white
  • speckled wood
  • gatekeeper
Horsefield
  • large white
  • silver y
  • gatekeeper
  • speckled wood
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Common Darter
Gatekeeper
Brambles
Haws
Sloes

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