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Saturday 25 June 2022

A Country Walk

Scenes from my latest country walk.

A Chiffchaff was still singing away amongst the trees.

There is a lot of Maize being grown this year by Farmers.
Must be fetching a good price on the Market.

Large Skipper Butterflies are now on the wing.

A male Chaffinch sings from an exposed perch.
I know there is definitely a nest nearby.

Large Skipper

The Wheat is gradually turning brown.

I keep finding the Golden-ringed Dragonfly along this walk now.

 The first Ringlet Butterfly I have seen this year.

More wheat on the turn. My view as I sat for lunch.

The Barley below is nearly ready for harvesting now.

More Maize growing which makes an interesting scene.

Maize is grown in UK for animal fodder or as an energy crop which is created in Anaerobic Digesters.
It is also very water efficient and stores more carbon.

Numerous Meadow Brown Butterflies can be found on the wing now and it was by far the most frequent species I observed on this walk.

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly


  1. Kiitos kävely retkestä ! Aivan ihanaa maastoa, ja upeita havaintoja.

  2. Kiitos Anne. Hienoa, että nautit

  3. So much to see on your walk.

  4. The crops look well advanced in your part of the world. I'm sure when I was at school the harvest never began much before mid-July and one year it had hardly started when I went back to school in September.

    1. Temperatures may be a little milder warmer here John. The seasons has always looked a little more advanced.


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