A song of summer

With the birds of the hedgerows doing an impressive disappearing act at this time of year, hidden by the leaves and deep shadows of the hedges and wooded canopies, I am always grateful that the Yellowhammer chooses to be so conspicuous, at least in this part of Hertfordshire. Any journey…

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Transition

A seven spotted ladybird dries in the late June sun of our garden, after emerging from the husk of its pupa. The colour of its wing casings is still to darken to a full adult hue.

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