It was a truly beautiful spring day today in Dorset. Perfect blue sky and lots of warm sunshine.
I think the insects appreciated the warmth as much as I did and in-between bouts of gardening, housework and washing I chased them round the garden with my camera.
Yesterday started fine, in all senses. Andrew and Ron went fishing late morning (after promising me that they wouldn’t be going out far in the strong wind). I visited the Hawk Watch at Curry Hammock, a wildlife park just up the road.
I guess that in a place famous for it’s hurricanes I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s raining. Not just a shower or drizzle, this is proper RAIN. Downpour after downpour, the clouds just seem to be going round and round dumping more and more water on us. Continue reading
Having seen my first sand lizard this summer, I decided to chase the local lizards around the garden with my camera today. Continue reading
During the summer I started to explore our local “sandy” heathland. Many of the heathland areas were built on in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, but now the ones that are left have special protection and are classed as SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). My local heath is a breeding ground for many birds including Nightjars, Dartford Warblers and Stonechats, but on this particular day I was looking for lizards, especially the rare Sand Lizard. Continue reading