In 2014 I created a mini meadow outside my studio and relaxed my long running debate with having a cropped lawn in the rest of the garden. Despite stealthily mowing round the Birds Foot Trefoil ("I couldn't mow the bees!"), overall the main lawn has been kept loosely sheared.
But now I've discovered a middle ground through the charity Plantlife - No Mow May
With more than 97000 weevils in the world it's going to be quite tricky to properly identify this one even with a decent photograph (which this is not!).
A few weeks ago by chance I met the local Swift expert at the church pond. A pair of Swift like birds had arrived but Alison assured me these were Swallows as the Swifts don't arrive until the 8th May.
If I had known then what I know now I would have started this diary years ago.
Whilst I have always had an interest in nature, a combination of the 2020 pandemic lockdown and my drawing practice has focused my attention like never before.
If I had known then what I know now
I would have started this diary years ago
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