Sunday, 20 September 2009

Oakwell Again!

We headed out for a walk around Oakwell this morning to make the most of the sunshine. It was beautiful in the trees with the sun shining through.

We saw plenty of birds Magpies, Blackbirds, Wood Pigeons, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins and a couple of Dunnocks. The trees were full of birdsong though you couldn't always spot the birds they were lovely to listen to. There were a couple of Squirrels running about too.

There were plenty of berries about to tempt the birds including these, which I think after checking a guide is a Rowan Whitebeam hybrid, I could be wrong so let me know if I am.

Of course the leaves are changing now and here was no exception with beautiful yellows, oranges and reds.

We then came across this tree, i'm not sure what it is but it had enormous leaves, i've not seen anything quite like it before?

We walked around the garden beside the house today for the first time and found plenty of butterflies including my first Painted Lady (I don't know how i've missed them till now!).

A Comma

Red Admiral

Speckled Wood

Another good day at Oakwell.


  1. A really beautiful selection of butterflies there Pam, I have only seen one Red Admiral this year! I may be wrong but your berries photo looks like the Guelder Rose to me. You definitely made the most of the sunshine, lovely photos.

  2. Gosh I think you're right on the Guelder Rose I wouldn't have known were to start looking for that. I've been reading up on it and it seems like quite a good medicinal plant too! Thanks for that!