Saturday, July 4, 2009

Maulden Wood

I went for a walk from Green End to the meadows west of the 'Round House' early this evening.

There are a lot of Ringlet butterflies around now. As they flutter past they look a lot darker than the Meadow Browns. Other butterflies seen were Small Heath, Large Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral.

The Marmalade Hoverflies (Episyrphus balteatus) have been out in force in the sunshine this week. I love the colours of this female against the delicate pinks and whites of the Field Bindweed.

This balloon race remnant was the only bit of rubbish on a mammal path through the centre of a ideal location for a local Fox to advertise his presence!

Can you spot two owls on this Green End roof? The owner obviously has a thing about owls. Interestingly, a real Tawny Owl was calling as I noticed them!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great pictures. I think I must walk around with my eyes closed all the time