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Winkle on Elmer Beach taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge for World Oceans Day 0

#30DaysWild – Day 8 – The Ocean

As today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day it gives me a good excuse to share a couple more of my photos from Elmer Beach on the South Coast. To me there’s nothing more wonderful than walking along the beach on a warm day and watching the sea roll in. I’m fascinated by waves (I can watch them for hours!) but do try and look closer at the marine life around me, including sea birds that rely on foraging for bugs when the tide goes out. As you saw in my previous post, on Elmer Beach I discovered colourful anemones...

Sea anemones as part of the Wildlife Trusts' #30DaysWild challenge 0

#30DaysWild – Day 6 – Sea Anemone

When the Met Office predicts gusts of wind up to 40 mph and flags up a yellow weather warning it’s wise to stay indoors and rest on your laurels – especially when trees are falling down and branches are tumbling close to your head. I did brave the wild and windy elements but I haven’t downloaded my photos yet, so I’m cheating a bit and sharing a couple of photos of some lovely sea anemones I found last week when we visited Elmer beach on the South Coast. If I’ve got it right these are Actina equine and in real...

Cotton-Man Farmer part of my #30DaysWild challenge for the Wildlife Trusts 0

#30DaysWild – Day 5 – Cotton-grass farmer

When the wind blows and the rain falls the best way to go wild is with one’s imagination. I saw this little fella making his way home, scythe over his shoulder, keen to get warm by the fire. ‘Good day,” he said, “My name’s Cotton-grass Farmer and I farm near the bogs and marshes around Thursley Common.” “Good day to you, sir,” I replied, “you look very fine in your long white smock. May I take your photo for today’s random act of wildness?” He stood straight a moment then stroked his beard and went on his way. He might...

Blue Damselfly taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild challenge 0

#30DaysWild- Day 4 – Blue Damselflies

I spent today chasing blue damselflies in a blustery wind. This probably wasn’t the wisest way to spend a Sunday with my camera because the wind kept buffeting my subject out of shot every time I lined up to go click. Watching them was fun but the females proved shy and kept playing that cute game called ‘let’s hide behind this blade of grass every time you point that camera at me.’ They do it all of the time. I’ve been known to chase them round and round the same blade of grass for ages without getting one shot. Crickets...