30 Days Wild ~ Days 22-26. Wild Flowers and Bird Art.

image

Day 22 ~ After taking my Ladybird Nature book ‘ What to look for in Summer’ with me on my walk last week , I remembered we have another ‘Tunnicliffe’ illustrated book in the bookshelf. His bird art publication ‘Sketches of Birdlife’ is packed full of  drawings of various birds of the British Isles. The illustrations are really beautiful and cover birds in all aspects of their life including flying, courtship and display,feeding etc. So this evening I had a browse through the book and gazed in awe at his incredible talent.

image

Day 23 ~ This evening I went for a walk in one of Clitheroes two Nature Reserves. ‘Salthill Quarry’ is a limestone and grassland area renowned for its geology and also rare Bee Orchids. It seemed to be to early in the season for the orchids but here are a few of the flowers I came across.

Ox Eye Daisies. And lots of them.
Ox Eye Daisies. And lots of them.
Yellow Flag Iris.
Yellow Flag Iris.
Red clover.
Red clover.
Wild strawberry. Lots of these too.
Wild strawberry. Lots of these too.
Some kind of Heather I think.
Some kind of Heather I think.
A pretty grass.
A pretty grass.
Hawk weed.
Hawk weed.
Foxglove.
Foxglove.

image

Day 24 ~ Relaxing in the park with Hugo. Sometimes its just nice to lay back and take in your surroundings. 🙂

Goldfinch.
Goldfinch.
Grey Squirrel.
Grey Squirrel.

I also went back to the park when Hugo was having a snooze. He’s not the best companion to have when looking for wildlife. He tries to catch birds and he chases squirrels up trees. I was thrilled to get a picture of a Goldfinch. 🙂

image

Day 25 ~ I haven’t seen many butterflies here in the North West yet but yesterday and today I saw lots of these speckled browns in the park. I love the gorgeous patterns on their wings. Could I have a dress in the same design! 

Only a few more days to go of the challenge. I’m afraid on the 26th my day was such a rush that I didn’t take any photos. My outside time consisted of watching Hugo and his doggy pals chase around the Castle field. See you soon for my final update. X

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “30 Days Wild ~ Days 22-26. Wild Flowers and Bird Art.”

  1. I’ve driven past the entrance to Salthill Quarry (or maybe it was the other reserve) lots of times and always say I will visit but never do! I really should make an effort next time I’m there!

    I’d love to have a book of Tunnicliffe’s drawings. I love the Ladybird nature books and he was such a talented artist. I saw a documentary or something factual about him once and it really made me appreciate his work.

    What a great few wild days!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s