British Bubble

Outside of Dalby Forest but within Britain

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…

16th-22nd April, 2017…..in pictures

Plants with an animal theme, warbling birds, a moth with a liking for writing and celebrating National Tea Day are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 16th – 22nd April, 2017 in pictures…… The Gorse bushes were in full bloom in my local disused quarry (above) whilst plants with an animal theme also put on a great show – False Oxlip, very small Cowslips and Common…

Day Tripping: Bempton Cliffs

I’ve neglected the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire east coast for far too long so remedied that with a quick visit the other day. I’d seen on various social media groups that Short-eared Owls were showing well at the moment so I decided that they would be my target bird that day. Looking for Puffins Puffins & Pathway Birds So, what did I see? The Puffins,…

Day tripping: Wharram Quarry

Last year, Yorkshire Coast Nature in collaboration with The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ran a ‘Botany Day’ at Wharram Quarry for £45. Accompanying like-minded people and an actual botanist appealed to me so I paid my dues and gave it a try…. I’d been to Wharram Percy, the medieval village, before but had no idea about a quarry. I looked it up on The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust web site then,…