Despite the rain, the Japanese Anemones in the garden are looking magnificent.
Monday 31 July 2023
Saturday 29 July 2023
Despite being very windy, especially on The Horsefield which made photography challenging, it was a warm day with temperatures up to 22C. I was delighted to find peacock in both locations; my first for a while.
Tuesday 18 July 2023
The sun finally decided to come out today and the wind to drop and we immediately had some butterfly visitors so I decided to complete a productive Big Butterfly Count.
Saturday 15 July 2023
We had been staying in York for a 70th birthday treat and decided to call in at Scampston Walled Garden on our way home. Somewhere we had log wanted to see. We enjoyed our visit despite have to dodge the biblical storms.
Monday 10 July 2023
We were staying with Heather's brother and sister-in-law and they decided to take us to Amwell Wildlife Trust Reserve near Ware in South Herts. It is always exciting to visit a new location and this area of disused gravel pits and rivers was no exception. It is known for it's dragonflies so I was full of anticipation. There are one or two excellent hides and a specific dragonfly walk where I was over the moon to find Norfolk Hawkers. The challenge was photographing them, however, as they were continually on the wing. Eventually one perched for a brief spell and I managed to make some pleasing images. We were also delighted to find some banded demoiselle damselflies. An excellent day.