Monday 26 April 2021

Bimbling to Farndon

 This afternoon I decided to head out to Farndon, specifically to take a look at Cottage Lane nature reserve to see what I might see. 

As it turned out, there wasn't actually a lot going on, it seems to be a place that explodes into colour later in the summer. The chief plant growing was I think lady's smock, and not a whole lot else. 

However, as is often the case, the journey is better than the objective, and today the dandelions were a fruitful source of photo opps, with honey bees, solitary bees and a stunning peacock butterfly all nectaring off the mini yellow suns.

The fields next to the river will soon go yellow too, with buttercups, but not quite yet. 

Swallows are around over the river, but not seeing any house martins yet. Soon there will be swifts, although signs indicate they will be late this year.

I don't blame them, given the cool weather.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 26.04.21


  1. Beautiful as always and the 'composition' of the horses made me smile. About to enter our 7th month of lockdown, your nature walks keep alive in my brain the images of a countryside I remember feeling completely at peace in.

  2. lovely series of photos - beautiful peacock butterfly!