Sunny

Sunny
A tough photo to describe. Sun. Trees. Pretty.

Common Field Grasshopper

Common Field Grasshopper
This grasshopper is a strong flier, and is active in warm weather; on warm days it can frequently be seen sunning itself on walls, bare ground and paths. The song consists of chirps lasting half a second long.

Folkestone Harbour Railway

Folkestone Harbour Railway
Folkestone Harbour station is a railway station built to serve the port of Folkestone in Kent, and is one of three stations in the town. It is at the end of the short 1-in-30 Folkestone Harbour Branch Line, joining the South Eastern Main Line at Folkestone Junction. The branch and harbour station provided a rail connection for boat trains from London which connected with the ferry services to Calais and Boulogne.

The branch and station closed to regular passenger train services in 2001 although the line and station continued to be used by the Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and railtours. As of March 2009 Network Rail intend to close the branch, and an association has formed to preserve it as a heritage line.

More Wolf Spider

More Wolf Spider
Pardosa amentata. These wolf spiders can be found amongst leaf litter at woodland edges, especially on sunny days. Like other wolf spiders they catch their prey by hunting rather than building a web.

The female carries her eggs in a round sack beneath her body. When the baby spiders hatch from their eggs the female carries the baby spiders on her back until they are big enough to fend for themselves.

Purple Poppy

Purple Poppy
Purple Poppies are so cool! We had a couple appear last year, but the self-seeding nature of the Poppy has led to at least fifteen flowers this summer. The neighbours are actually asking for seeds. Bless.