One week of fine weather, out and about....doing 30 days wild

Saturday               .... Find a hidden waterfall......



A trip up  Yorkshire to see a waterfall called Scaleber Force, high up out of Settle amongst the fields and lime stone walls.






Sunday                 .... Go sit in a wild flower meadow




Yeadon Banks

Monday               .... Find something wild....

Park

I found this young crow in the wet grass at the park, not sure what he has been eating, and really he should have not been on the ground but mum and dad will be looking after him. Well hidden in the long grass. Young crows have blue eyes, 

Tuesday        .... Looking for Orchids.... and listen to the birds sing. 



Chevin

Wednesday                 .... Discover a nest

Garden


The nest is above the kitchen , and as it's been warm the back door is open and some of the bees have found there way into the kitchen. This one needed a little sugar water to get going again. We had put the water on a straw, as part of a warning bees will raise there legs in the air.

Tree bee


Garden
Thursday                .... Pond dipping


Park Pond


I managed to catch my very own Spineless SIMON .


Friday                      ....Butterfly hunting

I had gone to Golden Acre Park, what with it's formal gardens and acre's of wild planting, but sadly I did not see one Butterfly not even in the distance, this is not good.

On the plus side the flowers were stunning and I fell in love with the Rhododendrons.  
So I will leave you with quite a few photos from to day.






Canada geese chicks.


Hope the weather has been kind to you this week.





Comments

  1. Beautiful Amanda.......really lovely images of a wild week :)
    Spineless Simon made me smile.

    I sat with bats last night as my go wild. They roost in our loft, long eared bats. I had forgotten how amazing it is to sit quietly and watch them dip and swoop around the garden catching midges.

    Beautiful image of the waterfall and meadow......

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, doing the wild challenge like most of us has made me do things I might not have done, but so glad I have. It's been a warm week and I crashed out on the sofa after work yesterday, but it has all been worth it...
      I would enjoy watching the bats, we do get bats flying most nights not sure who's house they are living in ! or what they are.
      Raining here,on the bright side I will not have to water the garden to night :)
      Amanda xx

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  2. A wonderful collection Amanda, you have certainly made the most of the recent weather :-)

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    1. Thanks Ian, glad you like the post...

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  3. Great post Amanda and what a wonderful week you've had :) Although I saw some butterflies last week when we went to a reserve some distance away there are still very few around locally :( Love your "Spineless Simon" :)

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    1. Thanks RR, I'm hoping if it carry's on been warm they will catch up..
      Amanda xx

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  4. A truly amazing post altogether Amanda. I particularly like the Portrait framed shots of the 1st, 2nd and 4th images.

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    1. Thanks Roy, was thinking of you, glad you like the views....
      Amanda xx

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  5. Super post- what a lovely collection of photos from what sounds like a perfect week. I'm also concerned by the lack of 'garden' butterflies so far this summer- have seen plenty of the rarer ones but not the everydays. Hoping the weather improves for them. Spineless Simon is fantastic! Brian (my o tip pillar) is now growing like mad! xx

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    1. Thanks CT, I have only seen two fly over the garden, but bees are now very active in the garden.. I have 11 Peacock chrysalis on the go.
      Amanda xx

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  6. Buttefrflies are having a tough year, but other than that blank your pictures are wonderful and you've achieved all your nature goals, as it were. Lovely cascading waterfall too, wonder if there any trout to tickle about

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    1. Thanks Simon, there are Trout in the river that runs along the side of Settle, the River Ribble.
      Amanda xx

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  7. What a stunning post Amanda! So many beautiful things that have filled your week. I have also noticed that the butterflies are quite scarce this year but the bees are still dancing around which is such a satisfying sight :-) Have a wonderful weekend (in between showers!) xx

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    1. Thanks Chel, after the rain this morning it's turned out to be a lovely day, still catching up on things in the home...
      Amanda xx

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  8. Great photos Amanda!! Do you think your doing more wild things? We are definately spending more time outdoors. Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, might not of gone pond dipping if it was not for this challange , I use to spend all day in the river as a kid but did feel a little silly stood on my own surrounded by people fishing, with my little fishing net. Will go again though...
      Amanda xx

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  9. What a great week you've had! 30DW is really time consuming (well, it is for me, sorting photos and blogging every day, and doing my wallchart!) but I'm loving it too and love that I'm doing things I wouldn't have bothered to do otherwise!

    Thanks for those IDs - the nettle rust and heath bedstraw - glad someone knew!

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    1. Thanks Louise, if you are like me and take loads of photos when out it can take a bit to bring it all together, but well worth it in the end as your posts have been lovely.
      Amanda xx

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  10. Great wild things!! Especially your very own Simon!!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, did not relished that's what I had caught till I showed photos to OH, the pond at the park is full of them. Will have to see if I can find any fanning...
      Amanda xx

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  11. Lovely photos and what a shame about the butterflies. We haven't had many here but Brockholes was full of them. My favourite was your Spineless Si! x

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    1. Thanks Julie, it's funny how some spots are still seeing quite a few, looks like the common ones have not done to well. Been back to look in the pond and it is full of Stickleback fish.
      Amanda xx

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  12. Love this - I wish I'd have known about the 30 Days Wild, it sounds just the kind of thing I like! Your pictures are great too. You made some really wonderful discoveries.
    S x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, think you would be good at this and your son would love it, I also think you can still join in...just start to day. You don't really need the pack, think wild :)
      Amanda xx

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  13. So lovely and great pics !!! Thanks !

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  14. Gorgeous photos Amanda - nice to see you are getting out and about and spotting plenty of things in the wild - such a great thing to do isn't it.

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    1. Thanks Elaine, it's nice been out but I have hundreds of photos still to sort out and I keep taking more..!
      Amanda xx

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  15. Thank you - thank you for sharing these lovely photo's.
    What a great week

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, glad you like the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  16. Just had a good laugh as I recognised that was a stickleback thanks to Springwatch, which I watched in its entirety. Poor thing was probably desperate to get back and fan its babies! :-) Love the bee photo/diagram! Great photos and sounds like a good week. xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, had not realised they were stickleback in the pond. Ans Spring watch was very good this year, I really enjoyed un-sprung with all the guests.
      Amanda xx

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  17. A brilliant week of 'being wild' your photos are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Barbara, it was a good week....
      Amanda xx

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