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…

A week in the Bubble – in pictures

A hungry Blackbird and a curious Great Spotted Woodpecker, the first Lesser Stitchwort, playing shadows with the dog and a badger falling off a log are amongst this week’s highlights in Unforgettabubble. Here is the week 9th – 15th April, 2017 in pictures…..     Sunrays cut through the base of the forest whereas, further up the tree canopy, it’s getting greener       Playing shadows with the dog in the sunshine on…

Walking with Teeny Tiny Flowers

Fancy a stroll in the woods getting down and dirty with teeny tiny flowers? Here’s a walk that just might quench your thirst for Spring before Spring has even properly sprung. March into April is always my impatient period of the year. The evenings are getting lighter, the days warmer and social media is beginning to go crazy with images of interesting botanical happenings. Here, at Bubble HQ, it’s…

What’s in the Moth Box? March.

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…

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,…

It’s all mud & butterflies

  My foot felt wet, very wet. I looked down. My welly had squelched deep into the mud. It had squelched so deep that the muddy, icy cold water was dripping over the top of the boot and was now dribbling down inside it. I looked around. I wasn’t the only one. I could hear the sound of general chit chat mingled with squelches and the occasional ‘oof’ and…

Discover Your Neighbours

Siskin at the feeder Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to travel far and wide to see interesting birds. What we have here, in Britain, is just as exotic. I’ll give you an example. Here’s one of Britain’s most common birds… …with a black Zorro-esq eye mask, black chin, white cheeks and bright blue bonnet, blue wings fold across a greeny yellow back to form a cloak…