the weak sunshine I spotted my first butterfly
of the year; a Red Admiral
over Mill Hill Road at the southern end of the bridge over the A27.
glided over Erringham Hill, seen in the photograph from the top meadow
of Mill Hill Nature
Corbyn Crescent (at
midnight), Mill Hill
(and little used) Wellingtons passed the test and both heavy duty gloves
were needed, but I felt the wind chill through my anorak in the afternoon
when it was only just below freezing.There was a flurry of settled snow
just after midnight and it remained below
freezing throughout the second successive day.
of the year was a tiny Money Spider,
indoors. A Fox
lolloping down Adelaide Square, in Shoreham, in the evening, was my first
wild mammal of 2018.
at Widewater Lagoon South Lancing
& Comments by Robert North
to right female Red breasted Merganser
then a male. Above male Goosander followed
by a female.
a young Herring Gull
was my first bird of 2018
on a cloudy
morning by Shoreham-by-Searailway
station. Nearby, a diminutive Oxford
Ragwort was my first wild
flower of the new year.
Wild Flowers 2018
Beach Weather Station
Nature Notes 2013