Posts tagged grasshoppers

Summer Sunshine…

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It’s the first of August and the slopes are positively buzzing with a million,

no a BILLION, grasshoppers!

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The wildlife currently in the woods and on the slopes is amazing.

In just one hour I saw dozens of different types of butterflies

along with a variety of bees.

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This is what a ‘proper’ meadow should look like – tall grasses full of thistles,

clover and a vast array of plants I don’t happen to know the names of,

along with mowed areas for people to enjoy the open spaces

with a picnic or simply sunbathing on a summer’s day.

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We’re extremely lucky to have such a wonderful area right on our doorsteps

to enjoy whenever we want to.

Long may it continue to be as fabulous as it is right now…

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A Warm Summer Evening…

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It’s July, and what a fabulous time of year to take an early evening stroll around

Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Wood.

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This evening the tall grass was almost deafening with the sound of

grasshoppers and crickets,

while the birds in nearby trees were busy singing away.

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An abundance of hedgerow butterflies were just about everywhere.

Big ones, small ones and every size in between.

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Without all of the litter, and with the dog poop minimal,

this really is a very pleasant place to spend a warm summer evening nowadays.

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