Tag Archives: wildflowers

Best Butterfly Day 2013 – New Forest

Back at the end of July before we took our holiday, I grabbed a few hours with my Dad wandering one of his favourite butterfly woods in the New Forest. It was a veritable bonanza of butterflies, when I got … Continue reading

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Small Heath butterfly finds an Early Marsh orchid

I remembered the camera when out walking the dog today. After a little incident with a young Roe buck (when I didn’t have anything except my phone) a few days ago, this was a major step forward. There are often … Continue reading

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Not to be missed or mowed – please!

I want to publicly thank Hart District and Yateley Town Councils for NOT mowing the grass, especially that in the fields adjacent to the Red Cross Centre in Yateley, which forms part of my regular dog walk. PLEASE keep up … Continue reading

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Where Buzzards Call – God’s own Cathedral

There is a field where I like to walk the dog, to breath deeply of the fresh air, to watch butterflies and look across the edge of town to the hill beyond, and to listen to the buzzards calling. They … Continue reading

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Can “Rush” be filmed, access retained AND the wildlife protected?

Last night’s post on the proposed filming of pit lane and grandstand sequences of the Ron Howard film “Rush” seems to be causing a big stir. For some there are positive outcomes to look for: the fascination of F1 or … Continue reading

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More wildflowers and spring activities

A pleasant family walk whilst celebrating two birthdays this weekend produced these delightful scenes at Sheepsleas near West Horsley in Surrey. I have a real ‘thing’ about Bluebells… which stem from childhood walks at a place near Fritham in the New … Continue reading

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Wild flowers and other wildlife wonders

Been meaning to load these off the phone since Easter week but typically life has been busy. C spent that week sailing and has now passed his Stage 4 and his Seamanship module. G and I worked really hard (marking … Continue reading

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Birds, blooms and boats

Probably not that exciting, but wanted to note that whilst watching the Chris sail for an hour at Hawley Lake (think M3 J4a) we saw our first Swallow of the year… just the one though. (Chris passed his RYA Stage … Continue reading

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