The reeds are growing tall across the pond, so it no longer seems one stretch of water. Among them there is also yellow flag, now starting to flower. I wonder if soon there will be enough of them to show up in this view.
It wasn’t the normal solitary walk today, since a group from Rathfearn School were hunting mini-beasts, and excited cries of ‘spider’, ‘tadpole’ or ‘ladybird’ regularly pierced the air.
Perhaps I should try to record invertebrates – but I know much less about them, as with birds. Paul, who does, commented Sunday that he is still hearing the chiff-chaff, which means it’s almost certainly nesting here. A mallard noisily announced its presence today, and I managed to get a photo – unlike of the bumble bee visiting the yellow flag flower.
I noticed hops, which I don’t think I’ve commented on before. As a child I had the idea that climbers were to be expected in rainforests, rather than in England, but we have them. I wonder why just hops here, and not Traveller’s Joy / wild clematis.