Archive for June, 2009

More orchid delights

Two pyramidal orchids have opened next to the spotted ones on the cycle path. Read more…

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Come and see me at Insect Festival

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Insect Festival 2009 on Saturday 4th July is a celebration of the fascinating world of insects. This public event, organised by the Royal Entomological Society, will be bringing societies, exhibitors, and traders to the Yorkshire Museum and its gardens for the day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day will include exhibits, insect hunts, photo displays, public talks, and much much more!

Come along for what promises to be a fun and interesting day out for all. Admission is free for children under 16, and just £1 for adults. Full details can be found at www.insectfestival.co.uk.

I will be manning a stand in  the Hospitium called “Wonderful Wasps”.  Curious? Come and find out more on the day!

Wild orchids and other summer blossom

Bishopthorpe’s orchids are coming into bloom. I was delighted to discover these last year and have been waiting to tell someone about them ever since. Read more…

Cuckoo bumblebees and a gorgeous day

Yesterday was the perfect June day…..sunshine from the word go, and not too hot. In the minimeadow there were plenty of bees out making the most of the weather and the flowers. Read more…

Gazillions of Aphids take wing

Today something very special was happening. The greenfly were taking to the air in their millions. Read more…

MMMM (More Mini-Meadow Magic)

After a couple of rainy days, it was good to see the sun again and the flowers and insects doing their stuff. Read more…

Drawing the moon in daylight

Yesterday I decided that I wouldn’t be defeated by daylight; I would draw some of the moon without waiting for dusk. Read more…