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…

30th April – 6th May, 2017….the week in pictures

Sunny mornings and interesting sunsets, the first orchids of the year, warblers warbling and an unlucky snake are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 30th April – 6th May, 2017 in pictures…     The sunset turns out to be much more interesting than the moths during a trapping session on Sutherbruff Rigg in Dalby Forest. Only three moths to the light.       The…

What’s in the Moth Box? April.

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 Bubble…

23rd – 29th April, 2017….the week in pictures

Colourful Kingfishers and strutting Pheasants, a bossy Blackbird, an extra mouth to feed and a moth shaking his booty are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. I wouldn’t say that we had four seasons in one day but we certainly had four seasons in one week. With hail, snow, heavy rain, April showers, wind, sun and cloud, it was certainly changeable. Begs the questions….what to wear? Brolly or no brolly?…

Day Tripping: 7 Reasons You should Visit Tophill Low Right Now

Tophill Low has gone through a vast change in the last few years. I remember taking my life into my own hands climbing up steps into bird hides that, quite frankly, would have sent a Health & Safety officer into a frenzy. Once in there, one false move and well, you’d be sitting amongst the reed beds with the water voles. But, what a transformation….gone are the old rickety…