What to look for in Winter ~ a Ladybird Nature Book.

Ladybird Nature book. :)
Ladybird Nature book. πŸ™‚

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, though it hasn’t really been, well, winter’y enough! What I mean is sure its been rainy, wet and muddy but we haven’t really had much of the cold crisp frosty weather we imagine winter should have. And not a sniff of snow like on the front cover of my Ladybird ‘ What To Look For In Winter’ book above…

I purchased the book back in November and my plan was to take it with me on my ramblings and compare the wildlife that we see now with what features inside this pretty illustrated guide , first published in 1959. Happily it seems that most of the animals, birds and plant life that appear, I have seen this season, though not always managed to photograph. Today I put on my wellies and headed out over the squelchy fields to the river. I spied clusters of snowdrops on the opposite side of the river which were to tiny for my camera to capture and a grey squirrel jumping from branch to branch of a very high oak tree. I need a new camera.Sigh. So anyway here are the pictures I did take along with some others taken on a previous winter walk.

Wood Pigeon.
Wood Pigeon.
Ivy berries have ripened over the winter.
Ivy berries have ripened over the winter.
Singing robin.
Singing robin.
Snow Berries.
Snow Berries.
Shame there has been no snow.....yet!
Shame there has been no snow…..yet!
Bird feeder near the campsite by the Ribble. I spy a bullfinch. :)
Bird feeder near the campsite by the Ribble. I spy a bullfinch. πŸ™‚
Horses snug in their blankets.
Horses snug in their blankets.
And donkeys too !
And donkeys too !
Catkins.
Catkins.
Ducky Duck.
Ducky Duck.
Winter river ribble.
Winter river ribble.

I shall have to have a nosy for the other Ladybird Nature books in the series. I am looking forward to Spring. πŸ™‚