During July I save my holidays so I don't have to work the evenings, the students are all finished and the building is quiet.
The weather has been better than the weather man said a little to hot sometimes.
Making the effort to get out I have been hoping to come across a Butterfly I have not seen before, even a Painted lady would do, a great prise would be a hummingbird moth, which my OH said he thought he saw one in the garden! not to sure about that..
I've been up on the moor amongst the Bracken and found a new wild flower ,watched two Broad-Bodied Chaser fight over one of the last pools filled with water, something worth fighting over.
I've found another place to visit, a old landfill site, now full of wild flowers. Know as the quarry, the place is teaming with Meadow Browns, Ringlets and Skippers, and now all the burnet's are out adding a splash of colour.
The moth trap has been out one more time this week, the evening was cool so the numbers were down, but still some nice finds.
I liked this photo, as I could see right over to Leeds and further in the background you can see Ferrybridge power station, 34 miles away!
|Angle Shades Moth|
After reading Louise post all about Rosebay Willowherb I had to go find some and have a look, there was plenty at the quarry as well as Knapweed.
| Knapweed. and seven spot ladybird.|
Empty lava cases of the Burnet moth, they look like a small alien has burst free..
The Skippers were been bothered by a parasitic wasp.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and find something you are looking for...