30 Days Wild- Day 9-15: Blackberry Flowers And Cherries
Thursday 9th June
The second week of June has been warm and wet, which means 30 Days Wild has seen different wildlife to find.30 Days Wild is a Wildlife Trust initiative to get people outdoors every day, for 30 minutes throughout the month of June.My back garden is not for a habitat for toads, frogs, crickets, slow worms etc but a recent addition has been a couple of newts hiding under an old abandoned doll’s house.I have no idea what species they are or if they young.I took a long walk up Baydons Meadow near me and spent a half an hour walking around taking photos for Our Meadow Wildlife Weekend follow 18-19 June 2016.
My dad said he’d be around to cut the very long grass with a petrol strimmer as burnt out the electric one my mum gave me.As we both had plans in morning, we agreed after school would be perfect and so I cleared the grass of old plastic kitchen bins, (the slow worms lay under them and use the heated conducted from the sun to warm up their bodies) flower pots, balls and a hula hoop.While I was tidying, a little blue damsel fly was flitting around.I eventually managed to get a photo and felt a little sad that the grass was going.But it started to rain just after the school run, so a little reprieve until it dries up.
Today’s 30 Days Wild I had to go and pick up a parcel from the post office sorting depot and then to Sainsbury’s to get the girl’s school summer dresses. On the way back I noticed a couple of cherry tree full of ripening cherries.There was not enough ripe to make a pie unfortunately.
We headed off to Green Park station in Bath for their Sunday market.The Museum of Computing from Swindon had stall there with retro game consoles and gaming.Passing gardens on the way to the train station we stopped to smell these gorgeous roses.
After seeing the cherry trees on Saturday, I decide to visit the trees on the industrial estate near me.I stupidly was dressed for wading through long grass to get to the trees or elder flower that is prime for picking.I haven’t been up there since October, so I was unaware that work had already started on a new housing development at Rawlings Farm.The hedgerows are heaving with blackberry flowers and buzzing bees, meadow flowers fill a garden raised bed.
I had a really busy day today with housework and grocery shopping.I didn’t get to go outside until the evening, where I led on the grass and listened to the water from a neighbour’s pond.I could have quite easily slept outside as I closed my eyes and breathed in the fresh air.
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*This is 10 weeks late due technical difficulties and life getting in the way.
30 Days Wild Introduction
30 Days Wild Day 1-8: Poppies And Elder Flowers
30 Days Wild Day 16-23: Meadows And Geese
30 Days Wild Day 24-30: Dog Roses And Moss