Friday, 31 October 2014

Foggy Morning Walk around Aldreth fen area

A few Sundays ago (12 October) Sue and I decided to take an early walk around the fen area of Aldreth, the next village along from Haddenham.

We drove there TWICE.

The first time we left the car and started walking and I had taken about 5 masterpieces with the camera when I discovered I did not have a memory card in the camera. 'Oh Dear' I said and as we were travelling light i.e. I just had my camera in a small bag with plus a mono-pod I did not have my spare memory cards with me.

So we went back home and I took the card out of the computer card reader where just a few hours before I had put it to download - Back to Aldreth, not quite as early as I would have liked but it was still a good walk.




















In the Garden - August to October

My 'In the Garden Safari' Project slowed down over the summer just at the time when things tend to happen in the garden. Various reasons, not least of all the aborted Summer House construction which will now happen next spring. Sounds grand but its basically a posh shed in the bottom left hand corner of the garden.

So anyway - various visitors to the garden and some flowers.

This first Moth - I have not been able to identify. Maybe someone can let me know.






Setaceous Hebrew character (Xestia c-nigrum)

Setaceous Hebrew character (Xestia c-nigrum)


Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar

European Garden Spider - I Think

European Garden Spider - I Think

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We saw this lovley tellow snail on our bright blue garden bucket while we were having lunch one day on the 'new court yard area' (Its the gravel area really but court yard sounds grand). The blue and the yellow always works for me.
Yellow Banded Snail - I Think?

Yellow Banded Snail - I Think?

Yellow Banded Snail - I Think?

Wasp

Wasp

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wingham Wildlife Park, Kent

It was Granddaughter Grace's 3rd Birthday last week and we decided to take her to a Wildlife Park near where they live in Kent.

Wingham Wildlife Park is a great zoo. You have well kept animals including two magnificent rescued lions from a French circus. You can walk amongst the flamingos and the Lemurs are very friendly. They also have a couple of Red Pandas. I have never seen these before..









Just a bit tired :)

Red Panda













Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the...