Barr's is the premiere soft drinks manufacturer in the world in my view. Hopefully if they are reading this might send me a few cases of Irn-Bru or rasberryade. Unlike some, I don't get any freebies through this blog.
Anyway, it was a decent run, flushing up partridges and tweeping little flocks of meadow pipit, and encountering a species of thistle that was almost a glowing blue in colour, as if it was emitting the Cerenkow Radiation (one of my favourite science things) nuclear reactors do - it makes the water glow blue.
Speaking of nuclear, I'm studying a Futurelearn course at the moment on renewable energy. There is some cause for optimism, especially with Scotland's commitment to source 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Here, every time anyone threatens to put up a wind turbine, protests roll in like a petition tidal wave.
They complain about the noise, despite living next to the freshly dualled A46 trunk road...
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 04.08.15
|Library lavender getting a lot of customers|
|This bee was very lethargic after the wind got up and the temperature dropped|
|Unrecognised plant on the owl road|
|Bee subjects itself to thistle irradiation. The pics don't do the colour justice|
|Wild plants at Cotham Flash|