It's a while since I've written here. This is because I've been travelling up and down to Birmingham for work. Coincidently, I found myself in the same area that Edith Holden, who wrote the Diary of an Edwardian Country lady in 1906. I've been making my own notes in The Birmingham Country Diary of a 21st Century Lady.
The early part of the year was unseasonably warm and all the plants and animals seemed to be racing into spring. Then the temperature dropped and the brakes went on. On the 26th of April, it snowed. Finally, in May the sun came out again. It seems that spring is creeping unwillingly into the garden.
|Green-veined white, 8th May.|
|Fallow deer, 17th May.|
From mid-April, I have been enjoying using my Christmas present, a bat detector to find the common pipistrelle bats that regularly fly through our garden.
|Tawny mining bee - 10th April|
|Hover fly (Syritta pipiens) - 27th May|
|30 days wild - 2015|