Let The Wildness Commence… · 30 Days Wild 1
And we’re off! For the month of June I will be once again taking part in The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign. I haven’t yet decided whether I’ll be blogging daily or doing a weekly roundup like I did last year (or maybe something in between), but I wanted at least mark the first day with a post and what a beautiful first day it has been! Cornwall has been scorching hot (though I think we are forecast rain for the rest of the week).
After a morning spent working and watching the goldfinches come and go from their nest in the overgrown buddleia in our garden, we decided to ease ourselves into the month with a short walk. Picking a local footpath, one that last year I nicknamed Holly Lane due to the abundance of holly trees that today provided welcome little spots of shade.
Anyone who followed my posts from last year won’t be surprised to know that I spent most of my time looking for mini beasties… I love bugs! Sadly I didn’t find too much in the way of beetles, but bees of all kinds were enjoying the comfrey flowers, whilst ladybugs clambered around blades of grass. My favourite spot was an absolutely huge dragonfly that was gorgeous, but sadly far too busy hunting to pose for a photo.
In the blue sky above a lone buzzard peacefully circled looking for food, largely unbothered until a seagull decided to do it’s best to start a fight, chasing and divebombing it from above. Unphased the buzzard carried on gliding, making no attempt to retaliate. I didn’t much fancy the seagull’s chances had it snapped!
It’s been one of those days where everything just glows, leaving white and yellow flowers almost as blinding as the sun itself. Anyone who has ever tried to take photos in the harsh early afternoon sunshine knows that it’s far from ideal photography conditions, meaning I snapped less than I normally would. I did grab a few shots, my favourite of which being this cute little bee with a pollen covered bum