Beautiful Bees

  • July 9, 2017 4:18 pm

The warm June breeze gently stirs the long grass, and shivers softly through the leaves of the apple tree behind me. Peace rests lightly across the lush garden, and a male Blackbird flutes his signature melody into the clear air. He is perched above where I’m sitting, sharing space together as I wait for the light, and he waits for a reply. A shaft of warm evening sun is slowly swinging towards my subject, which at first glance appears to be a large and exotic looking bumblebee, painted burgandy and gold, with pale wings stretched out either side, balanced on a bright green stem. It’s not an insect though, it’s an orchid. Named for its flowers remarkable resemblance to a bee – the Bee Orchid.

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The Month of June

  • July 11, 2015 10:07 am

Time for a quick update, apologies for the blog silence of late. During June I took part in the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ project, connecting with nature every single day for a whole month. I documented my adventures right here on my website, click on this link to take a look at my: 30 Days Wild.

Here’s a few of my favourite images from last month. I really enjoyed the challenge of finding something to photograph every day, and was surprised to find some fantastic wildlife which would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

House Martin, Delichon urbica, perched on ground, collecting mud, puddle, farmyard, Norfolk, May

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