Friday, 17 June 2016

#30 Days Wild, Fit a weeks worth in a day !

Seven wild things in one day




#1 Save two bees with sugar water



#2 Have a chat with a Crow



#3 Listen to a Song Thrush song




#4 Take a close look at some flowers


# 5 Admire a display of Orchids


#6  Hold a Elephant Hawk-moth



#7 Try and name some Grasses 


22 comments:

  1. Hello Amanda! Awesome collection of images. I love the closeups of the bees and beautiful flowers. I would love to hear your Song Thrush! The Elephant Hawk moth is cool. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eileen for the lovely comment, you would love the Song Thrush. Turned a little cold and wet here the bees are struggling a bit.
      Amanda xx

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  2. The photos of the bees are gorgeous! It's tough to fit all the wild in isn't it! xx

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    1. Thanks Pam, found quite a few bees today which have got cold and wet, these two were in the garden. Made a video of it drinking just have to work out how to put it on my blog...
      I admire anyone who manages to post every day.
      Amanda xx

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  3. Fabulous photos! You have done some wonderful wild things. I would love to be able to identify some of the lovely grasses we see on our walks:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, hope it is sunny for you to day , dry the garden out!
      Grasses are a hard subject I think, as they change so much when they grow, all about the same colour too !!!
      Amanda xx

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  4. It seems to be the week for rescuing bees. I've helped out 3 already this week. As usual great images Amanda.

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    1. Thanks Angie, some are coming to timely end, but quite a few have been caught out with the cold damp weather we are having.
      Amanda xx

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  5. Lovely photos. It is great you've rescued the bees and I love the hawk- moth. I'm not brilliant at identifying grasses and I'm interested in your book. It looks like a useful guide.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, pleased I spotted the Hawk moth in the long grass, haven't had one in the garden this year yet. This is the second book I have bought on grasses, still not helping but a lovely old book. Amazon special at 1p plus posting. I like collecting old nature books even if I don't get to use them all the time.
      Amanda xx

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  6. Such lovely photo's and that Elephant Hawk-moth ... just brilliant.

    Happy weekend wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan for the lovely comment, you will have to look at areas of over grown grass you might just spot a moth resting..
      Amanda xx

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  7. Loving all of those but especially the moth - what an amazing looking insect! X

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    1. Thanks Julie, it still surprises me what's flying round at night, we miss out on some beautiful insects.
      Amanda xx

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  8. A great collection of wild moments - what a brilliant day!

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    1. Thanks Louise, it's nice to have a full day of nature and not have to rush round...
      Amanda xx

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  9. Lovely to catch up with your wild moments!

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    1. Thanks Amy, glad you liked the post..
      Amanda xx

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  10. An Elephant Hawkmoth - I'm envious! Hoping to get one in the moth trap if the weather would dry up. You've done some lovely wild things this month. xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, not had any Hawkmoths in garden trap, this might be the only one I get to see, a very lucky find.
      Amanda xx

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  11. A lovely post with some great photos Amanda. A nice selection of activities for #30DaysWild - you have given me some ideas :) Love the Elephant Hawkmoth - now our holiday is over I must start trapping more. Love the grass book :) Trying to resist a trip to Amazon!!! Grasses are hard to id - I tried some for garden bioblitz and the old PlantLife Wildflower count - very difficult!!

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    1. Thanks RR, thought about taking the trap on holiday, as it turned out it rained most nights, plenty of Tiger moths round here, managed to see one. Weather looking better for first week in July so trap will be out.I wish grasses were a little easier to ID but they do change quite a lot while growing...I have new books to share...
      Amanda xx

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