Some of my favourite photos

Friday, 25 October 2013

Water voles and harvest mice at Slimbridge

Last Sunday we visited WWT Slimbridge wetlands centre



There is a special water vole enclosure together with one for harvest mice.





Saturday, 19 October 2013

Southern hawker dragonfly in Besselsleigh wood

We saw this Southern Hawker dragonfly laying her eggs by the side of the pond in Besselsleigh wood




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Fly agaric

On our dog walk today in the woods we came across some Fly Agaric mushroom.

Just leaving
Conifers


These are the mushrooms that make you think of fairies and Disney films.






They are one of the poisonous mushrooms found inthe UK.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Woodland Trust

My mum has just brought me a year membership to the Woodland Trust.

This is the pack I received
 Each week The Woodland Trust will send me a weekly challenge

This weeks challenge was to:-

'Plant a Christmas gift that will grow'


We decided to plant snowdrops in litle pots to give to my teachers at school for Christmas

Scooby our little helper

 We also did a couple of pots with acorns and hazelnuts

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Fungi

Here is a selection of the fungi I found in the wood behind our house








This one was bigger than my sisters hand


Monday, 7 October 2013

Dragonfly

I saw this dragonfly, on Saturday, sitting on a gate next to the fly fishing lake, at Millets farm.

I've looked it up in a book but not sure whether it is a Common Darter or a Ruddy Darter.




Sunday, 6 October 2013

Around Appleton - Lock Lane

As we walked down Lock Lane this morning there was still mist in the air.


The lane is 1/2 a mile long and leads from the village down to the lock.
Think this is a reed bunting




There were lots of birds along the edges of the lane.

Goldfinches

Yellow Hammer



















By the time we walked back up the lane the mist had cleared.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Lazy Saturday morning in the garden.

This morning Mum and I spent an hour between 10.30am and 11.30am taking photos in our back garden.
These are all of the birds we saw.

Blue tit

Wood pecker


Starlings

Juvenile goldfinch

Dunnock


Starling

Robin


Don't know what this one is - Maybe Corn bunting?

Rook


Gold finch

Yellow Hammer - I think

Chaffinch

Wren

Wren in the shed

Chaffinch

Pied Wagtail