These days, there is much talk about mindfulness (paying attention to the present moment and your sensations) and its mental health benefits. With these #30DaysWild moments, I am doing something similar - taking a tiny amount of time out to focus on something and my own reactions to it. Then I return to my daily tasks with a fresher mind.
Day 6 - Patterns in a fern
|Sunlit Fern in our Uckfield Garden|
I spent some of the evening identifying members of the 'awkward squad' from the Garden BioBlitz.
Day 7 - Wine and orchids
|Tickerage sparkling wine and birdsong.|
|Spotted Orchids on the way into town.|
On the way to the meeting, I knelt amongst the wildflowers at the roadside and marvelled at the intricate patterns on the tiny orchid flowers. As an aside - a big thank you to East Sussex council for not mowing these down.
Day 8 - Busy bees
|Tree Bumble Bee on ceonothus|
Day 9 - A little Alchemist
|Water drops on Alchemilla Mollis.|
|Buttercups rescued from the mower.|
As well as looking at my own wildlife, I have been dipping into the #30DaysWild Twitter stream. Because others have kindly helped me with identification, I am trying to pay it back by helping others identify their bugs and flowers. There are more #30DaysWild blogs at the Wildlife Trusts' MyWildLife page.