So, when some years ago here in the uk, I mentioned to my Dad whilst sitting in a typically green and floriferous meadow teaming with hover-flies and butterflies, that 'I love the wild life here' he nearly fell over hooting with laughter at my comparison of English countryside wildlife to our joint African childhood WILDLIFE.
But it is true - wild life here in the mild temperate zone that I now live may not be as big and as hungry as a pride of lions but they certainly hold their own.
Our week away in Scotland certainly produced our fair share of wee-wild-beasties and with my new lens - they took on epic proportions!
Yellow dung fly on Gorse blossom (I can smell their coconut scent as I type)
Tadpoles and *holds breath coz this is the FIRST time I have seen one for real* a Palmate newt
(about 20 in this pond!!)
?Quaker moth? Not sure, not that hot on my moth identification even with the help of the tinter
Black headed gull - waiting for picnic scraps
Fast disappearing brown hare
Small fly ?Scatella
How small? Well it is dwarfed by that small curl of the fern
Male Chaffinch and Youngest's fingers
And much to his delight - the chaffinch happily took crumbs from his fingers
And came back for more!
Dung Beetle - jet black with iridescent blue highlights!
Sporting a 'furry' chin and legs
I am participating in #30DaysWild Day - making space for nature for the month of June and loving it!
#30DaysWild Days - you can do it too.