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…

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,…