July Joy

It’s butterfly season! There’s nothing I associate more with an English Summer than wondering round a meadow as the grasshoppers buzz and the butterflies drift lazily in the heat.   UPDATE! I managed to fit in another butterfly trip last weekend to a Berks, Bucks and Ox Wildlife Trust Reserve. I saw my first Brown…

April Flicks

A belated post, apologies. The end of April was sunny and beautiful. The Blackthorn blossom burst to life like frothy clouds. These hedgrow bushes are the preferred egg laying plants for some of the hairstreaks, black, white, brown. The black can only be found in one small area, part of which is in Oxfordshire, so…

February: What Grows?

… more than January! The snowdrops will be out in greater numbers, as will the winter aconite and cyclamen. Crocus’ will also start to push through, all showing that winter’s grip is loosening. What a¬†welcome site..   Crocuses being grown outside will only just be opening towards the end of February. I actually like them…