Monthly Archives: August 2011

Orange Dragonflies.

(Click on image to enlarge) 22nd August 2011: The tall grass has turned the colour of straw and is dying back. Leaves are falling rapidly from most of the trees, particularly quickly from the willows. I can see fox tracks … Continue reading

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Pesky Camera Fiddler!

(Click on images to enlarge) 20th August 2011: Something, or someone, has fiddled with my fox-cam! I carefully set up the remote camera each time I use it. I select a suitable target – usually a distinctive tree or bush … Continue reading

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Down the Swanny River.

(Click on images to enlarge) 7th August 2011: A family of swans swam on the River Stour today: mum, dad and three cygnets. They were feasting on the Himalayan Balsam flowers that have invaded the river banks – they really seemed to … Continue reading

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(Click on images to enlarge) 5th August 2011: The marsh flora is in the process of shutting-down for the winter, and it’s showing all the signs of running rapidly out of steam. It’s as if the high-energy demands made on … Continue reading

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Grubbing about in the undergrowth.

(Click on images to enlarge) 31st July 2011: Grubbing about in the undergrowth yesterday, flat on my stomach, searching for grasshoppers, reminded me of my childhood: My first meaningful encounter with nature could have been in my father’s garden, or … Continue reading

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