Hit and miss hairstreaks

The footpath into Hadleigh Country Park descends steeply through scrubby woodland from the end of St Marys Road just up from South Benfleet station. The path meets a wide grass ride that runs east through an avenue of elms. On a hot day in the late afternoon, the white-letter hairstreaks descend to nectar on theContinue reading “Hit and miss hairstreaks”

Badley Moor in late May

The byway from Dumpling Green on the outskirts of Dereham leads due east between large. mundane rape fields that are just erupting a sulphur yellow and ancient oak woodland filled with dense hazel coppice. The rape is devoid of life bar a few stubborn poppies but the woodland holds a noisy shower of small birds;Continue reading “Badley Moor in late May”