Tuesday, 4 July 2017

#30DaysWild, days 26-30, the final few days!

All too quickly it's the final few days for this year's #30DaysWild...

On day 26 I went off for a run along some as-yet unexplored bridleways. Startled a couple of pheasants into flight from right under my feet, and saw a fox too. I also discovered that my hi-vis running vest is a great lure for bugs of all kinds...


Field edge flowers

Day 27 was an afternoon down at Paxton Pits with the camera and sketchbook. I did get somewhat rained upon....

Robin's pincushion gall

Seed case

Water droplet

On day 28 I finished up my nature journal spread from the previous day's wanderings at Paxton Pits (bonus minibeast pics too)

Nature journalling

Labyrinth spiders

Two-spot ladybird

Yellow shell moth

Day 29 - here is our sparrow bush! I don't know what it is about this shrub that makes it so popular with our house sparrows, but it is definitely the place to hang out around here if you are of the Passer domesticus persuasion...

House sparrow Passer domesticus

And finally day 30! Pretty much all my arty dabblings are inspired by the wild, so here's a linocut print I finished recently – the design is based on photos and sketches from an afternoon out at my local nature reserve, Paxton Pits.

Moorhen linocut sketch

Moorhen reduction linocut