Posts from the ‘Mammals’ Category

Ashberry Pasture

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take the car and do a long walk, so I headed for Ashberry Pasture near Rievaulx for a six-miler, hoping to see some nice plants and insects. The plants didn’t disappoint.

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Bats at Ellerburn Church

Ellerburn church is my kind of church: small, in a beautiful spot, old, and full of bats. Unfortunately the small congregation disagrees about the attractions of the bats. Nonetheless, the bats haven’t been evicted yet, and it is still possible to watch them emerge of a summer evening.

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Punctuation with wings, and a cute baby hedgehog

Today, my first comma butterfly of the year visted the garden and allowed me to take its picture.

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Brown Butterflies and July flora.

At last, a few days of sun and the butterflies have really started making an appearance.

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Return to Askham

A day healing blisters and insect bites today. I went back to Askham Bog to see how it looked now the orchids are in flower. Here’s what I found.  Read more…

Whisperdales, Broxa Forest and Hackness

Today, in much better weather, I headed for some of the dales on the South-Eastern edge of the moors near Scarborough.

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Boggy Bilsdale

My first Moor day-trek was in Bilsdale, starting at Chop Gate and down Nab End Ridge, about 7.5 miles all-in. Read more…