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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:28 pm

We've had a bit of drama with the back garden red kites this week. The smaller of the two chicks fell out of the nest and was found in the middle of the lawn. Had to be taken to Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital and they will hopefully be able to release it in a week or two when it's recovered and is strong enough to fly.

... and I was thrilled to have taken the BBC Wildlife photo of the week! Many thanks!!

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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:57 pm

White-letter hairstreak, dark green fritillary and hundreds of chalkhill blues at Grangelands this morning. What a beautiful morning!
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:25 pm

We spent a few days on Heir island, just off the West coast of Cork in Ireland. It was full of amazing views, beautiful sunsets, brilliant rock pools and wonderful wildlife. Take a look at what we found at www.bugmadgirl.blogspot.co.uk
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby CornishRockPools » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:34 pm

Hiya,

What an amazing holiday that must have been. It's going on my list of places to visit. Very exciting that you found a Cotton spinner. That's not a common thing to see on the shore (here at least) although they're quite plentiful further out.

You must come to Cornwall next time! Give me a shout if you do :D

All the best,
Heather
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi Heather,
Would love to visit Cornwall, but we always go to Ireland to visit family. This trip was great as we were out on an island, so it all felt very remote! Lovely place and some brilliant wildlife. It was quite a surprise when BMG appeared out of the sea holding a cotton spinner and it took us a while to work out what it was!

One day we'll visit your neck of the woods!
Sue
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:33 pm

Adonis blue butterflies and a huge carpet of devil's-bit scabious - wonderful way to end the summer holidays!
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 pm

We ran the moth trap all weekend for #MothNight 2017. Plenty of moths still around (but not the hawkmoths we were hoping for), as well as a few other surprises.

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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:04 pm

Before the sky turned red ... golden scalycap and a skull on my fungi hunt this morning.

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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby CornishRockPools » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:55 am

A lovely post! Junior adores mushroom hunting and we joined a Cornwall Wildlife Trust event at the weekend - loads of fun. We saw lots of fly agarics in France too a few weeks ago which was most exciting. The skull's a brilliant find. Junior would love that too!

All the best,
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Re: Bug Mad Girl

Postby SCroxford » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:10 pm

We've been sowing seeds in our back garden mini-meadow, ready for next spring. We even found a primrose in flower already!

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