Friday, 27 May 2016

Happy Family on the River Allen

A lovely moment watching this family on the River Allen in Wimborne on Wednesday this week.  I noticed the mother flipped her wing which seemed to be a message to the cygnets to climb onto her back because about four of them clambered onto her back.  I think there was eight but because I was so busy taking pictures I did not count how many cygnets there was.  Dad was there busy eating the weed in the water.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Cerne Abbas and Durlston Country Park

 The butterfly season is moving on so yesterday we went to Cerne and found the Duke of Burgundy and today we went to Durlston Country Park, saw a few different species of butterflies; Adonis Blue, Small Blue, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood, Large White.    

Duke of Burgundy

Dingy Skipper

Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock

Isle of  White from Durlston Country Park

Wild Gladioli

Early Purple Orchid

Horseshoe Vetch

Friday, 20 May 2016

Just About Hanging On

We went to Arne for a walk and also for coffee, the RSPB now have a cafe at Arne and it is very nice.   These oak trees are on the coastal edge and both are still alive and in full leaf which is surprising when you see how much of the soil has been washed away by the sea, exposing their roots.