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…

28th May-3rd June, 2017….the week in pictures

Steam trains, bog plants, a moth rarity or two, plenty of butterflies, playing ‘Hide & Seek’, being neighbourly and being not-so neighbourly are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 28th May – 3rd June 2017, in pictures.   Temperatures rise at Fen Bog on the North York Moors where Small Copper butterflies take advantage of the plentiful Bogbean.     Every moth I see appears to be…

What’s in the Moth Box? May.

  Welcome to ‘What’s in the box?’, a regular feature that looks at what has been recorded over the previous month. My moth trap is homemade (albeit not by me!) and contains egg boxes for moths to huddle into and a bright light to attract the moths. I set it up as and when the weather permits and the usual plan is to position it in the garden at…

21st-27th May, 2017….the week in pictures

Scorching days,  birds, birds and more birds including interesting bird behaviour, insect-eating plants  and a pony are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 21st -27th May, 2017 in pictures. ***WARNING*** there is spider imagery in this blog post. If you cannot bear even the thought of a spider then I’ll give you a warning before the last image. I promise!       A visit…

14th – 20th May, 2017….in pictures

Rain, rain and more rain, Great Tits nesting, butterflies amongst the Bluebells and a couple of sleepy lambs are amongst the week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 14th  – 20th May, 2017….in pictures.   The Dalby valley down to Thornton Dale can hardly be seen through the mist and rain    When it clears slightly, the trees wouldn’t look out of place in a Costa Rican rainforest!  …

6 Facts You Need to Know About Dog Poo in the Countryside

Every so often Unforgettabubble bursts! This is one such occasion and I have to ask the question….what is it with poo bags? My feet are magnets to a dog’s poo. In the seventies, when I was little, playgrounds seemed to be riddled with the stuff, pavements were stinky obstacle courses and parks were just one big dog toilet. Did anyone think of picking up poo? No. It was disgusting.…

7th-13th May, 2017….in pictures

Moth and butterfly chasing, exceedingly busy Nuthatches, sunbathing ducks, lazy birdwatching and getting up at ridiculous o’clock to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day are amongst the week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 7th – 13th May, 2017….in pictures.   The week begins at 4.30am waiting for the birds to strike up for International Dawn Chorus Day. Cold, windy and just too early for a Sunday morning!     The…