While you were away.






            I HAVE


Moved departments on to plants and flowers, worked meany 11 hour shifts, training, getting up at 5 in the morning, or not getting home till 10. Had 7 birthdays and been to two weddings, and another holiday.

JULY

Went on a tree ID course, trapped moths (very poor this year), Last of the flower walks at Denso Nature reserve, me and Jackie were asked to help run it next year, taking part in a 6 month project for Guiesely Ecology group, recording the wildlife on Yeadon Banks.








August

Still working long hours, mothing, changed the garden, cut a large Weeping Willow back, working ! spotting caterpillars, Hedgehogs visiting the garden, and working some more.














September

Worked some more, loving working with the plants and flower, bringing far to many home ! stream survey, wrote up 3 months of notes for ecology group, had my hair cut Pixie style, went with the family to Center Parcs Sherwood for a week ( recommend going if you get the chance). Another course at Denso "What's in the Hedge"  .














October

Back to normalish hours, able to get outside with the camera, looking for fungi....

 Hopefully back blogging.







Comments

  1. So glad to see you blogging again Amanda - your lovely posts and photos have been sorely missed! You have had such a busy busy summer but glad to see you were able to find the time for wildlife activities :)

    Adore the yellow toadstool - have you any idea what species it is? - so pretty and unusual :) Will check out the Sherwood Center Parcs as have often thought of having a break at one of their parcs.

    It has been a very poor year here for moths (in fact I have totally given up trapping for this year:( )It is great news re: garden hedgehogs and pleased to hear your hours are getting more normal!! :)

    SO glad you are back!! :)

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    1. Thanks RR , the yellow fungi is from Hygrocybe is a genus of agarics in the family Hygrophoraceae. Called waxcaps in English. It could be Meadow or Golden Waxcap. Such a complexes subject as the English names can change to were you live in the country. The best help I have come up with if you want to look at Fungi is go for the family name.
      I bought Hamlyn Guide to Mushrooms, the images are drawn which helps in a way. More books the better I say to compare !!!
      Amanda xx

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    2. I thought it was a waxcap!! - totally fixated with them :) I've got 3 fungi id books!! - not the Hamlyn one though - must try and resist buying! :)

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  2. I know all about 11 hour shifts...mine have dropped to 9 now in my new role, which is good but I only get 3 days off instead of 4 now.

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    1. Thanks Simon, glad to have my time back. Hope your new hours work for you, just make the most of your three days.
      Amanda xx

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  3. Lovely to seen you again - welcome back!

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    1. Thanks Louise and hope you are well..
      Amanda xx

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  4. Good to see you back blogging :) Looks like it's been a busy summer for you! x

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    1. Thanks Pam, hope to have the time to catch up on some of your posts now...
      Amanda xx

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  5. WoW! You HAVE been busy Amanda! I Love your garden by the way...wish I had that much space for wildlife and, can't recall how many years it is now since I saw the last hedgehog in the garden. Some terrific photos here-well done you...

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    1. I forgot to mention those Green-veined white butterflies...superb Amanda.

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    2. Thanks JJ for the lovely comment, get to see Hedgehog more due to having a moth trap, wondering round the garden at night you are more likely to see one.
      Amanda xx

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  6. You also took some beautiful photos - so many are really stunning! I love the last two fungi photos. It's lovely to hear you have some hedgehogs visiting. It's been a bad year re: moths and butterflies but the two moths on the log are super as is the green veined white photo. Look forward (as always) to all your future posts. I have missed them.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, for the lovely comments. Yes it has been a bad year for moths here too.OH built a Hedgehog house , so fingers crossed one will winter safely in the garden.
      Amanda xx

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  7. You've been busy! I always love your photography--it brightens my day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks PP, thank you for the lovely comments, I still have been looking through your post over the summer when I get chance.
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lovely to see you back, and great to read and look at your post.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, hope you are well and thanks for the lovely comment.
      Amanda xx

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  9. Cracking photos as always. You've been a busy bee! xx

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    1. Thanks CT, have kept up with news of the boys and your running , you are doing very well.
      Amanda xx

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