Day 1. Martin’s back. And he’s got some building work to do!
The House Martins seem to return later and later every year. And this year they’ve come back to a broken nest site. The side fell out of it during the winter – it’s a home renovation project if ever you’ve seen one!
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Painted Lady Butterfly
This lovely lady has been in our garden most of the day. Which is pretty incredible when you consider how far she’s travelled!
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Tree tops in the fog
How about this for a stunning view from the top of Bepton Down? The view’s never the same from the South Downs Way! Beyond the fog and the mist is Midhurst.
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Bluebell season is coming to an end…
Here’s a carpet of Bluebells near Benbow Pond just outside Midhurst. The location is on the Cowdray Estate in an area that has been untouched for hundreds of years. It’s a magical spot and there literally are thousands and thousands of Bluebells!
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Yellow fields, Bepton
Bank holiday weather? Never mind the rain The South Downs (somewhere under the clouds) are always lovely 🙂
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How about this – holding a frog!
I’m not sure what the name for a baby frog is – maybe it’s a ‘froglet’??? This little chap joined us when we were camping in the garden.
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St Mary’s Church, Bepton
A Brief History of St Mary’s Church, Bepton
Transcribed from a document displayed on the wall at Bepton Church.
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King Alfred’s Cake Fungus
Here’s a photo of the inedible fungus Daldinia Concentrica which is most commonly known as “King Alfred’s Cake”. They’re all over the place near us, growing mostly on dead and decaying wood, especially ash trees.
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An evening with the Badgers on the South Downs
There’s a huge badger set on the side of the South Downs at Bepton Down.
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In addition to the Golden Jubilee and the Olympic Games which are fast approaching, another highlight of the British calendar that we have to look forward to this summer is English Wine Week.
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