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Butterflies & Bees Etc………..

While Flickr is behaving I’m making the most of it!……. most unlike me to post two days running, but I have a little time and I can actually post pictures too!…..:)

Yesterday was one of the few days this year where we didn’t need three layers of clothing, we decided that Pound Wood could be worth a visit as we haven’t been for a while and there is often a wealth of wildlife…………..

The Bees were real busy!….. they have struggled this year with the cold hanging on for so long, It is good to see them around!….:)

The Orange Tips are back as well, these really are manic, you just have to wait for one to settle near you to be able to take a pic, I’m sure they enjoy leading you around if you chase them!…..:)

Then our old friend the Pearl Bordered Fritillary showed up, most obliging too, seemed quite happy to pose for a minute or two!…. really liked that dandelion!…..;)

This is a pic from a  while back now, the Nuthatch!……. at Severn Valley Country Park we’ve found a couple of places where these will be happy to land quite close if you bribe them with a few suet pellets!…. they are quite vocal though!……….hehehe

The last of the snow!……….. YAY!….

……….and the first signs of spring!…. late it might be, but very welcome all the same!………

 

Have a great weekend!………………;)

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in photography, Scenery, Wildlife

 

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Cost of Living!……….

Those who have visited before will know that we spend a lot of time at Severn Valley Country Park……. It is actually the site of a very old coal mine that has gradually drifted back to a natural environment, Just a few miles from our front door in fact 10 minutes drive at most, many Saturdays or Sundays (assuming I wasn’t working) we’d take the drive and spend hours just snapping away at all sorts of wildlife and landscapes……….

Last year they (the council) decided to charge for parking, not really a big deal, one pound for the day or ten pounds for an annual ticket……… we bought the annual because there was rarely a weekend we didn’t visit, last week they decided that they’d send us a demand for this years parking…. twenty pounds this year?….. what planet are they on then 100% increase? anyone would think they were the Greek government!…..:(

Needless to say we’ll be spending less time there this year, but I remind myself that Severn Valley Country Park litters my hard drive anyway and I will continue to share these images!……:)

Happy Friday!……………:))

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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