Monday, 8 April 2013

Bumblebees, Badgers and Briallu

Pushing onion sets into my dry soil it was a welcome sight to see the return of insect life after our mini ice age of a long winter. Not sure what it was, looked like some small kind of a bee. Jazzy bumblebees were focussed on the purple heather and not the close-up lens.

I walked through the woods to retrieve footage from my motion detect camera and clumps of Briallu (primroses) were in bloom at last. Also a few violets. 

As for the film footage; still no baby badgers but the parent, after a ceremonial scratch, was gathering new bedding for the nursery. Interesting technique, bit like a baling machine in reverse. 

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