Anyway, slow realisation of the paradoxical paradigm that I live in aside, after our trip to the Lizard we have spent the last few days at Holly's on a stay-cation. My actinic bulb got smashed and I had to leave my Robinson's trap behind with the campervan so moth trapping has ground to a halt. Been spending time in the Old Vic garden and also did a stint round the Airfield yesterday and Otmoor RSPB today. Here's a few pic highlights.
Ebird list HERE
Corn Buntings (above), Yellow Wagtails and Skylark families were about
Swallows and House Martins (above) were quartering the fields
Looks like some interesting botany on the old runways with what I believe is Biting Stonecrop (above) and English stonecrop (below)
One of three Redstarts
Brown Hawker- the most numerous dragonfly this morning with approx 10
Small China Mark
A couple of plants I'm stuck on (above and below). Seemed to be quite a few different Umbellifer species including Alexanders, Hogweed, Cow Parsley, a Water-dropwort sp, Wild Carrot, Hemlock and what could be a Pignut (?) below.
The Old Vicarage
The mini-farm (above) and pumpkins (below) coming on well
More food is becoming ready now. Once the potatoes are ready we are hoping to do our first fully self sufficient day.
This Pale Prominent was a new for year
Jacob's first beet root harvest