Monday, November 24, 2014

hibernators


a queen wasp fast asleep in the wood pile (and saved from the flames)

and a motley collection of harlequin ladybirds

autumn colours


Once again it has been exceptionally mild this autumn. Mushrooms are out in abundance and they provide a few flashes of vivid colour in an otherwise black and brown world. It was genuinely amazing and pleasing therefore to see the brilliant flash of blue of a kingfisher flying swiftly through the bare trees deep in the woods at Inny foot. The rivers are quite swollen, fast flowing and turbid now and I wonder how kingfishers are seeing enough fish to survive on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014