From the Archives: Ireland in the Spring. First Walk

From the Archives

NaturalistNotebook

The morning after i arrived I went for a long walk in the woods and meadows near the lake. Almost the first animal I saw was a Red Squirrel.  I think it’s the ear-tufts combined with a rather big nose which makes this animal adorable and one of my favorites.  

Arsquirrel

The flowers are wonderful in Ireland in the springtime. In May and June the wild Yellow iris come out and ring the lake with a yellow collar. The brilliant Blue Speedwell is everywhere.

Ayflag
Aspeedwell

Another blue flower that I love is Bugle

Abugle

Also the delicate Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower

Amilkwort

A small pond was full of Pond Skaters including these two

Apondscater

I found the birds very difficult to photograph. The dawn chorus in the beech woods was loud and rich and very beautiful. All the birds seemed to be hidden in the depth of foliage or in the very top…

View original post 12 more words

This entry was posted in birding, birds, environment, General, Landscape, Nature, outdoors, photography. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s