Woefully behind as ever. A week and a half ago: ferrying A to pre-exam ballet lessons in Milnthorpe again, I took the boys too, knowing that they would enjoy the path beside the Bela I had walked earlier in the week. It gave them an opportunity to lob great boulders into the water and me a chance to take photos of the butterbur whilst the sun was shining.
Later in the week I had a short post-work stroll to Pointer Wood and Clarke’s Lot. There were many more violets…
And an ants’-nest mound which had been comprehensively hollowed out.
I know that both green woodpeckers and badgers will dig into these mounds in search of ants to eat. This time the culprit had left footprints….
….which I don’t think belong to either a woodpecker or a badger, but I’m not at all confident of a positive ID.