Yesterday Fizz and I set out with a good plan that would fetch us a lovely bowl of fruit, so what went wrong? There was lots of fruit in the hedgerow.
Hazelnuts are the fruit that I really want, I shall be collecting these by the sack load. The trees around the farm are loaded with them and the animals don’t seem to be touching them.
They are not quite ready yet but they are getting close.
Most of my hazelnut bounty will probably end up as bait for my cameras. There are many more than I will want and animals love hazelnuts but they are very expensive to buy.
We had gone out looking for Blackberries and things started off quite well.
Then I saw the first Clouded Yellow Butterfly. I have been after these for a couple of weeks now and didn’t expect to see them up here.
With a shout to Fizz I was off and running through the field. The Clouded Yellow is quite a big butterfly and in flight it’s wings are golden yellow almost orange so they are easy to follow.
It was good exercise. There are four fields behind the farm each of them about fifteen acres and the butterflies were enjoying the open space. Fizz didn’t have a clue what was going on but she enjoyed this new pass time much more than standing in front of bushes and she chased after me, at my heels.
The blackberries that were in a punnet in my shoulder bag all jumped out of the punnet and juiced themselves in the bottom of my bag and we didn’t really get the pictures that I wanted either. Every time that I stopped and fell to my knees in front of my prize Fizz came bowling up and sent the butterfly flying. Not her fault she didn’t understand the rules of the game.
I did capture that beautiful little Small Tortoiseshell that I showed you yesterday.
Something else that I found flying in that field was this little day flying moth the Silver Y.
I know that it doesn’t look much in those shots so I will just show you a couple of older pictures. I would quite like to have another crack at it.
Today Fizz and I are sitting indoors hoping for a bit of clear sky so that we can get back up to that field and chase some more butterflies.
Well I am going to chase butterflies.