Sunday, 31 July 2011

The last day of July............................................ keeping up with a caterpillar

I had another lovely walk around my local nature reserve today and it took me about five hours.
It wasn't as sunny as yesterday but I should have worn a cap as I now have a very sore sunburnt head.

 I have added a few images of my day.
Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

I have seen lots of images recently of Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars.
I have also shared a few of my own.
I saw this little fellow crossing a path today... and boy could he move.

No birds I hear you cry!.... well no I didn't capture one decent image on the whole walk.
It's August in the morning....... where does the time go?


TexWisGirl said...

isn't that the truth? july was spent largely indoors here in A/C. seems like such a shame to spend that many daytime hours inside...

sorry about the sunburn! but thanks for taking us along on your walk!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Even if not sunny, I always have my noggin covered. Those overcast days will fool you. I like the caterpillar crawl.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Lovely photos on this post I think especially like the berries...but they do mean that we are heading into the later month of summer!!
Well now if that burn turns in a tanned head it will look like you have more hair : }}
PS like you header!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos Andrew, and with August, there should be a lot more birds.

JM said...

Lovely! I especially like the first plant shot, it's beautiful. The caterpillar is so cool.

Gary said...

Great walk. Those berries look good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.