Thursday, 30 July 2020

Wildlife Rich Walk, Part I


Our Dutch friends Huub, Ingrid and Anne-Loes made it down to their house near Yzeures-sur-Creuse as soon as the borders were open. Once they'd done sufficient self-isolation we joined them for a walk up the back of Yzeures, on the First of July. Here are some of the photos I took. Part II will follow [link].

Father and daughter stride it out.
Walking along a rural track, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Bell Heather Erica cinerea (Fr. Bruyère cendrée).
Bell Heather Erica cinerea. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Male Wall butterfly Lasiommata megera (Fr. le Satyre).
Male Wall butterfly Lasiommata megera. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Female Small Spreadwing damselfly Lestes virens (Fr. Leste verdoyant) 
Female Small Spreadwing Lestes virens. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Limousin breed beef cattle.
The area we walked in has traditionally been grazing country with small fields surrounded by hedges. Sadly that is now changing, as my next post will show.
Limousin breed beef cattle. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Male Small Copper butterfly Lycaena phlaeas (Fr. le Cuivré commun).
Male Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Large Skipper butterfly Ochlodes sylvanus (Fr. la Sylvaine). 
Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

European Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album (Fr. le Gamma).
Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Cut-leaved Selfheal Prunella laciniata (Fr. Brunelle laciniée).
Cut-leaf Selfheal Prunella laciniata. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

A Western Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus (Fr. Chevreuil) buck legs it when it hears us coming.
Western Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus buck. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.


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2 comments:

chm said...

Beautiful photos, as usual, and lovely post.

Susan said...

Thank you.

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