|Some fabulous fungi at Fairburn|
So what were they like and what did I see?
|About the best my camera could do with the|
|At the entrance to Strensall Common|
The highlight though this time was watching a pair of Great Crested Grebes doing their courtship display, bobbing and shaking their heads. It was lovely to watch but I only managed a couple of ropey photos as they were on the far side of the lake. I missed out last year seeing one of these birds with its young being carried on the parent's back so I'll be looking out for that this year!
|Reeds, heath and copses, lovely habitats|
Dad, Esme and I had a lovely walk round the common while Mum was visiting a friend in York. It had lots of interesting habitats. There was plenty of heathland of course, some nice patches of wet woodland, reedy areas and lovely copses of silver birch.
|Wet woodland, the Beech leaves and ferns were|
lovely in the sunshine.
I did a mini clean as well as I found an old helium balloon there as well as a few bottles and cans so I collected a few up as I went round and put them in the bin at home.
|A dead Helium balloon, picked this up so it wouldn't|
harm any wildlife!
Well that's been it for a couple of weeks, it's a busy patch so I've not been out and about quite as much. Should be getting out and about a bit more soon especially as it's been nice enough to get a walk in the bit of light still around at teatime now!
Hope you enjoyed,