Wild life in the garden, or around!


(Elisabeth Morgan) #221

I’ve never seen one here, but you make me think about another topic … :thinking:


(stella wood) #222

We have them every year… at first I would race around the village telling my neighbours what I had found… then I became more laid-back…now I am beginning to panic… :wink:


(Elisabeth Morgan) #223


(stella wood) #224

such a pretty butterfly… looks like it is feeding on Hemp Agrimony… I have that plant in my garden too… loved by all the insects…


(Elisabeth Morgan) #225

Another Kestrel, doing “le vol du Saint Esprit”


(Elisabeth Morgan) #226

Sometimes we wonder how oaks are planted. Here is the answer !


(Helen Wright) #227

I thought this was a honey bee…(not seen many last year or this year) but on closer examination I think it may be a hover fly…important pollinators but I do miss the honey bees…


(Elisabeth Morgan) #228

Interesting insect Helen. Its wings looks so translucent ! Beautifull. Never seen one like that before


(Bill Morgan) #229

No ideas either, but a beautifully ‘sharp’ picture Helen :slightly_smiling_face:


(Helen Wright) #230

I love magpies babeth…I love all the crow and raven family…highly intelligent but subject to much “bad press”…from a shaman/ totem animal point of view they are harbingers of great change…transformation…a messenger between realms…one of my daughters has magpies and the tree of life tattooed on her back…she went through a stage of ringing me every time she saw a lone magpie thinking it represented. sorrow…I would look out of my window and send her a photo of one who was always there…two for joy…”every time you see one…know that she is never alone in her sorrow…”


(stella wood) #231

Mmm… looking closely, my knowledge of insects is very basic… can’t decide which this is…

However, I note the “dark shoulders” and “dark mohican” which might help identify this… :relaxed: whatever it is, it is doing important work… :grin:


(Nancy Ellen) #232

Wow! Super shot!


(Nancy Ellen) #233

So many stunning photos on this thread. Really, very impressed.


(stella wood) #234

Hello Nancy and welcome to the Forum… glad you are enjoying the threads…:relaxed:


(Elisabeth Morgan) #235

They have trained crows in this parc to pick up the fag ends. They get a croquette each time they put a fag end in a boxe ! Clever birds :heart:


(Helen Wright) #236

Ravens and royalty…seems they can only manage to keep them there by clipping one of their wings…!

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/Tower-Ravens/


(Mary Wolcott) #237

You are so COOL! Bravo.


(Bill Morgan) #238

Amazes me in a Park near us, ‘Branfere’ in 56, there are lots of birds, who choose to stay there, even though they could leave, I think they reckon, life is to good in the park, we like the place, so much, we have a ticket for the year, instead of 20€ a visit, 40€ for unlimited access, which means we can pop in for half an hour when in the area, not a bad deal, lovely place. :slightly_smiling_face:


(Helen Wright) #239

Hitchhiker in my wellie…! x :slight_smile:


(Elisabeth Morgan) #240

Whaou, it looks big !