Close encounters of the fawn kind

An all-too-short but unforgettabubble moment in Dalby Forest   Wisps of mist, kissing the tree tops, had long since ceased to exist but dew, like diamonds intermittently catching the light, still drenched grass-blades and stubbornly clung onto cobwebs. I could smell the new day as the fresh forest air cooled through my nostrils and hit the back of my throat. Despite a weak sun, ringlet butterflies bounced between thistles, joining…

25th June – 15th July, 2017….in pictures

  An abundance of Butterflies, an uncommon moth, new signposts, baby birds and a sunbathing bunny are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. In fact, you may have noticed that there have been no ‘the week in pics’ posts lately (apologies) so this one covers the last three weeks. Here is 25th June – 15th July, 2017 in pictures.   It’s a glorious day for the Ryedale Book Festival’s visit to Scampston…

A Brush with Nature

The grainy old gate doesn’t swing but judders to a stand still at a grassy clump only just inside the meadow. I squeeze through the gap, catching skin on nettle. As the heat of the sting tingles in the back of my hand, I feel ankle coolness as dew soaks through sock tops. Shoving the gate shut, I see the first moth. A micro moth. Tiny, but complex in…

18th-24th June, 2017….in pictures

Swifts, orchids, a soldier sparrow and meadows are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 18th – 24th June 2017, in pictures.     As the temperatures head into the 30s, I spend much of my spare time in the garden trying to cool down. As a result, I see that the Swifts have finally moved back in after their winter trip away and are nesting in our…

11th-17th June, 2017….the week in pictures

A frenzy of orchids, bees that could  be wasps, a duck’s head, a tatty Peacock and bioblitzing are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 11th – 17th June 2017,  in pictures.     The thermometer hits the late 20s and the verge just around the corner from Bubble HQ in Dalby Forest is now a meadow.   Filled with Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Ox-Eye Daisies, Common Spotted…

4th-10th June, 2017….the week in pictures

Rain, rain and more rain, orchids, a few youngsters and a despairing bunny are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 4th – 10th June, 2017 in pictures. As the visitors to the Dalby Forest Courtyard leave and everything closes for the day, wildlife continue with their comings and goings. The Pied Wagtail uses the picnic benches to launch off, catching flies whilst the squirrel scours…