Tag Archives: nature

Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

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Wildlife roundup – If only I could fly too

May’s warmth and sunshine brought out many winged creatures and my favourites are always the dragonflies and their relatives. Early on in May, at the edge of our small pool, we saw the first Large Red damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) basking … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Cornfield poppies

 

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Wordless Wednesday – A double-sided magic

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A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bumblebee

Yesterday the sun was shining brightly, the birds were singing, the bees were buzzing and this (queen buff-tailed I think) bumblebee was flying around nice and slowly, looking for potential nest sites maybe. As a bit of Sunday fun, in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Bark(ing) Mad

Now that it is easy to see the wood from the trees, it is well worth taking a walk to check out how beautiful tree bark can be. These pictures were taken in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

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