Today I rescued some bee orchids (Ophrys apifera) from being mowed. I spotted these beautiful and distinctive little flowers outside work yesterday. With the brown centre that is shaped to look like a bee, they’re one of nature’s great mimics. Sadly, they’re declining in numbers. Each single flower takes the plant up to 8 years … More Orchid Rescue
On day 362 of 365 Days Wild I spotted some Corn Speedwell flowers in the grass outside work. … More Speedwell Array
On day 361 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time in the garden, enjoying the late afternoon light on the flowers. The Aquilegia, Alliums, and Irises are the current stars of the show. How have you connected with nature recently?
On day 360 of 365 Days Wild I went searching for wildflowers in the grass outside the play area in which I work. … More Break-time Wildflowers
On day 359 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along the local lanes, once again under cloudy skies. The cloud-cover seems to have been a constant lately. The verges are dominated by white flowers at the moment: Greater Stitchwort, White Dead-nettles, Garlic Mustard, Cow Parsley, and Dandelion seed heads. The hedgerows are filled with white … More On the Lanes
On day 358 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along newly mpown meadow paths beneath cloudy skies. The sky was sullen and overcast, and a strong, chilly wind blew, but I wandered the new paths with a sense that summer was finally growing near. Flowers have started to bloom all around the meadow, and the … More Beneath Cloudy Skies
On day 357 of 365 Days Wild I drew a bee. … More Bees in Cranesbill
On day 354 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with the young pink hawthorn bush behind our fence. … More Pink Hawthorn
On day 352 of 365 Days Wild I went on a bug hunt in the meadow, to see what minibeast life can be found amongst the burgeoning growth. Identifications are (hopefully) in the gallery captions. Just click on the gallery to see them. have you been on any big hints recently?
vital energies of strengthening sunlight drive downpours that drench an awakened landscape in life affirming waters, droplets tumbling through thunderous air, spirits of the elements combining in passionate consummation Does anyone else see a freaky face in those clouds or is it just me? This post is for day 341 of 365 Days Wild.
On day 350 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time at the lichen covered fence, enjoying the alien landscapes to be found within their shapes. How have you been connecting with nature recently?
On day 349 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time in the garden with the newly blooming flowers.
… More Garden Blooms
On day 347 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with our cactus plants, several of which have recently come into flower. … More Of Spine and Bloom
fresh, electric, vital,
thrilling senses to awaken … More Spring Paths
for the bluebells celebrate their ephemeral existences upon the land of bone and creeping earthworm, drawing life from amidst death, drawing hope from amidst pain: nature’s joy surrounding cold stone On day 345 of 365 Days Wild I walked the loop of lanes around the outskirts of the village. It was cloudy, but the sun … More Celebrations of Life
swoop on graceful wings, dancing through sunbeams in search of joyous endings to tumultuous times This post is for day 343 of 365 Days Wild.
It was a cloudy afternoon when I wandered out on day 342 of 365 days wild. The light that seeped through cast the meadow in a moody haze. … More Moody May Meadow
On day 340 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out for a walk in the rain. Whilst I spotted very few other people while I was out and about, I did spot a few flies and insects that didn’t seem to mind the rain quite soo much. Have you been out for a walk in … More Out in the Rain
On Day 339 of 365 Days Wild I walked out under cloudy skies. Whilst I was out, however, the clouds briefly broke open to bless me with a short spell of blue. I was just passing by the small cherry tree, which has just come into blossom, at the time. Most of the flies and … More Of Blue Skies and Cherry Blossoms
On day 338 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out in the early evening sunshine. It might have looked like a beautiful May day, but appearances can be deceptive. The day had been characterised by chill winds and punctuated by sleet showers. It felt more like January than May. When the clouds parted, the light … More Chill May Sunlight
On day 335 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time admiring the fresh green of the new growth that is now adorning the trees in the hedgerows, the little woodland, and the meadow. I adore the vivid acid greens of Spring growth. I snapped a few views of the dandelion filled meadow while I … More Spring Green
On day 334 of 365 Days Wild I took some time to see what life I could find hiding amongst the meadow plants. … More Meadow Life
On day 332 of 365 Days Wild I went out for a walk in the rain. There were just a few raindrops falling when I left the house but, as we have had an April that has been a bit short on showers, I thought I’d make the most of it and try to get … More To Walk in April Showers
On day 331 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that the old Sansevieria plant that sits on our front windowsill is in flower. This plant is older than I am. It was the first plant that my parents bought for their first house together when they got married, over 50 years ago. It has been … More Sweet Sansevieria
On day 330 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out around the lanes and into the meadow to see what signs of the changing seasons I could find on the grass verges and in the hedgerows. The main thing that caught my eye was the crab apple blossom that is now flowering in the hedgerow … More Of Apple Blossom and Spring Flowers
On day 327 of 365 Days Wild I walked down to the dandelion filled nature project.
… More April Joy
find me there among the
flowers, where the bees
and the butterflies dwell … More Among the Flowers
On day 325 of 365 Days Wild there were lots of bees, bugs, flies and butterflies out and about on the lanes and in the Nature Project. … More Emerging Life
On day 322 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time wandering barefoot along the meadow paths. … More Earthed
Day 321 of 365 Days Wild was spent down by the pond, enjoying the warm spring sunlight as it shone upon the water. … More Light on the Water
On day 320 of 365 Days Wild I noticed that one of our cacti plants is now covered in flowers. Once I started looking at them, I soon realised that this wasn’t the only cactus in flower. Another one had a lovely crown of pink blooms. We have quite a lot of cacti all over … More Cacti Love
On day 319 of 365 Days Wild there were lots of bees on the dandelions that grow on the grass verges beside the lanes. … More On the Dandelions
On day 317 of 365 Days Wild I wandered out in the early evening for my daily walk down to the meadow and pond. … More In the Golden Evening
On day 316 of 365 I left the house early in the morning for a walk in the dawn light. … More Spring’s Dawn
On day 315 of 365 Days Wild I wandered along the hedgerows that line the village lanes in search of bees and insects. … More Hedgerow Life
On day 314 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time with the pair of pear trees in the garden that are just starting to come into blossom. It was late in the afternoon and the light had turned beautifully golden, gilding the pristine white of the unfurling blooms. Whilst I was in the garden … More The Blossoming Pair
Day 313 of 365 Days Wild I walked out beneath cloudy, ominous skies. … More Of Cloudy Skies and Stitchwort Flowers
On day 312 of 365 Days Wild I spotted some small bees while out on my daily walk. … More Early Mining Bee
On day 311 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time connecting with nature down at the water ‘s edge. … More Water’s Edge