Archive for June, 2011

Ings, glorious ings.

I had a gorgeously relaxing walk today; just the usual across the fields to Acaster Malbis and then back along the Ouse. I found some great insects and flowers. Read more…

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Spotted orchids and mowing at the wrong time

Orchid season is in full swing, and Bishopthorpe is no exception, with the spotted orchids on the cycle path in bloom….those that haven’t been mown that is.

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Askham Bog: water violet, orchids, royal fern, and other super plants

We visited Askham bog for the first time in years during the winter, and promised you all a look in better times. So here it is. Well worth a visit in June.

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Bees

One of my June pleasures is bee-watching in the front garden; or, as I famously coined after a bit too much beer, meadow-tating. Here’s a selection of what was there today.  Read more…

Day out in Dalby Forest: bee and fly orchids and strange rocks.

June’s too good to stay at home. So we went out. My goal was butterflies and orchids. I drew mostly blanks with the butterflies; the weather wasn’t very cooperative, but the orchids were FANTASTIC. Read more…

June in the Mini-Meadow

June is the best month by far in the mini-meadow, simply because it’s when the largest number of species bloom together. Here’s what’s on display right now. Read more…