Thursday, November 08, 2007

Butterfly Meadow

At the time of writing, the meadow south of the dewpond has yet to be cut this year.
It was not cut last year either and the result is a mass of Dogwood brush and patches of Gorse and Hawthorn where the grass and herbs were becoming established.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Jay birds

Three Jay birds were seen in the area of the Chalk pit this afternoon, two were flying over the chalkpit area heading towards the arable field to the north. The third was on a tv airial in Ring Road just below the chalkpit area.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Shaggy Pholiota

i1653, originally uploaded by Ray-of-Sun.

growing on the base of a dying Ash tree

Harlequin Ladybirds

An apparent swarm of alien Harlequin Ladybirds (Harmonia axyridis) have been making a nuisance of themselves around the Dewpond seats.
I sat there in the exceptional warm sunshine for about twenty minutes and was constantly harassed by the alien beetles landing on me or passing over my head