Saturday, 27th June
For some reason I decided it would be a really good idea to go butterfly hunting before I was properly up, so apologies to early bird neighbours 'treated' to the sight of me chasing butterflies round garden while still in my dressing gown.
|Planter outside Tesco Express on Manor Park, Uckfield.|
|White-tailed bumble bee on begonia.|
|Another day-time visit - this time in good light.|
|Two young foxes have visited 3 times in the last 2 weeks.|
Sunday, 28th June
Since we replaced the back window, we've had some birds hit it, including the unfortunate blackbird that I mentioned in 30 Days Wild - Days 7 to 12 - Travelling. I've added some stickers (from Allsorts in Uckfield) to try and prevent collisions.
|Butterfly stickers on our back window.|
I spent most of the day editing the wild-life friendly part of the garden at the front. There is a fine line between a fairly natural-looking space and a mess. Part of that is keeping paths passable. The red-valerian is now more-or-less upright rather than sprawled over the paving, the forsythia will no longer whack tall people when they walk to our door and the lilac is now tree-shaped. While I was doing all this, I found an assortment of insects - so I'll leave you with some love bugs.
|Mating Hawthorn Sheildbugs.|