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Fishink Walks

August 3, 2015

Friday was a great day for a walk along the river. It was all about greens, purples and oranges. Again I was amazed at how many interesting elements of nature you start to notice, when you slow your pace of life down a few notches.

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Looking up I saw how the leaves and depths of colour had layered themselves under the sun.

Good job I had my trusted ‘steed’ to point out the way : )

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Butterflies were everywhere, although getting a still photo was quite a challenge in their busy ‘flutter-by’ existence. I think their spot of sun-warming helped my task somewhat. The thistles were just about to explode their seeds.

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Great to see some bees out in force (I do worry about their plight) and an array of butterflies and moths, who’s names I don’t know.

Luckily the Butterfly Conservation Organisation site helped me identify a Speckled Wood, a Comma, a Gatekeeper, a Meadow Brown and an Orange Tip, but I wouldn’t have known without their help.

There’s still time to help Sir David Attenborough with this year’s Big Butterfly Count, record your findings and enter them online before August 9th to be included. It all helps to give a bigger picture of what is where over this island of ours.

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I was fortunate to spot this young rabbit dart across a nearby field, just moments before my lurcher did. Glad too that she was on the lead at that point, or it may have turned into a day at the races !

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There was a collection of dragonflies around, but most were too fast to be captured on camera.

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A lovely tranquil outing and a peaceful change for my dog too, who’s often to be found leaping around the shoulder high grasses, like some enormously overgrown grasshopper / gazelle ! We all have different interests I guess : )

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Please share my blog, your thoughts and enjoy your week everyone.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Wallace permalink
    August 3, 2015 12:40 pm

    You’re captured high summer beautifully. Such patience to capture those butterflies. Thanks

    • August 3, 2015 4:17 pm

      My pleasure Wallace, thanks for leaving a comment too, it’s always appreciated : )

  2. August 4, 2015 1:53 pm

    Innt nature wonderful Craig! A great post and fab photos as always!!

    • August 4, 2015 2:42 pm

      Many thanks Lizzie, Yes Ma Nature never fails to astound me : )

  3. August 6, 2015 4:13 pm

    Beautiful! I enjoyed your walk, thanks for taking it for me. I especially liked the shaded path.

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