Better Together, communities of wildflowers. Bluebells, Red Campion & Stitchwort light up the margins of a spring meadow.
A Dandelion Clock – the ripe seed head of Taraxacum officinale – waiting for a gust of wind, like escape pods strung to silken parachutes.
Bluebells – Spring brings a divine blue mist to the woodland floor and a sweet heady scent to match.
Pushing Forward – The Dog Violet (Viola riviniana) pushes her beautiful little flowers to the fore, hoping to attract an early insect pollinator. Particularly valuable for Fritillary butterflies.
Blackthorn Beauty – The early spring blossom of Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a valuable starter for bees that have survived the winter.
A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
Ysgo Falls – At the western tip of the Lleyn, a waterfall crashes on to the beach.
Mobile Homes – Barnacles on Whelk. A small colony of Barnacles had evidently hitched a ride on this Whelk (for whom the burden has become too great).
A Blue Tit perches amongst Blackthorn shoots on a cold winter morning.
Feeling Crabby, probably not as bad as this poor fellow once the seabirds had done with him. Remnants of a medium sized crab (possibly Spider Crab) at Harlech Nature Reserve beach. Share List
Night Life (On Woodland Fungi) Consider, on walk through woodland fair; Beneath your feet, another realm’s lair. Mat of twisted tendril, all out of sight. Yet, as fall of sun bringeth night; Up rise forms in sound so mute. Pleated golden bodies to spread its fruit. Share List
The Afon Conwy babbles its way through Gwydir Forest early on an autumn morning. Magic abounds when dawn colours compliment those of autumnal woodland. Truly a golden hour. Share List