Sunday, 3 July 2016

Green Grow the Rushes, Oh - Trad. Folk Song

How is it the song goes, "It Might As Well Rain Until September", well by the looks of it that's just what it will do, and beyond! Just to get all the 'moans' out of the way in one fell swoop, overnight temperatures are not helping either sticking doggedly last night to a paltry +9°C. However, on the plus side there were a couple of addition not previously recorded this year so maybe we should thank our lucky stars?
YELLOW-TAIL
 and the most elegant
 LEOPARD MOTH
 which seem to like spending much of their time laid on one side.
This doesn't seem to be out of choice as the
Center of Gravity
video
appeared a little one-sided?
and later in the day a 'free flying'
BROWN SILVER-LINE
A little longer than usual was spent wandering the bank of the
RIVER STOUR
where the 
BULRUSH
 are just about as high as we have ever noted them.
video
MUTE SWAN
video
bathing.
We have seen no signs of breeding from this resident pair so far this year.
GREAT REEDMACE
 are also starting to bloom.
Back at Slight Return II for coffee and we found the
 excavations of
MINING BEES
Almost all of the rest of the day was given over to Plant Life with
MULLEIN
 not quite in full flower yet, we'll be there when it is,
 one of the
SPEARWORT (species)
 Huge patches right across the property of
 STINKING MAYWEED
BROAD-LEAVED STONECROP
YELLOW BARTSIA
HEDGE BEDSTRAW
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