Into July and a nice morning so I headed for one of my usual haunts, a walk underneath Hambledon Hill. Always enjoyable and I never know what I will see. The flowers are starting to look lovely on the sides of the hill, most stunted with grazing but plenty for all the insect life.

I attempted to take an image of the Wild Thyme within its habitat looking over the Blackmore Vale. A project I would like to try some more of.

Wild Thyme, Hambledon Hill
Wild Thyme, Hambledon Hill

Another attempt but didn’t go as planned of the Pyramidal Orchid and Skipper. I was perched on a slope and the landscape wasn’t that special and because I had a wide angle lens on Tilly was in the picture! She is getting more used to me and my photography and quite often just waits while I fiddle about, such a lovely girl.

Skipper on Pyramidal Orchid
Skipper on Pyramidal Orchid

Coming off the hill heading through the wheat field I just caught a glimpse of Hare, I just managed to get an image before he disappeared. First time I have seen one there!

Hare!
Hare!

Then through an uncut hay field and I noticed the tiny little bees clustered on a dried grass head , it has been suggested that they are Colletes marginatus, they were very small!

Bees Colletes species?
Bees – Colletes species?
Stone Circle towards Hambledon Hill
Stone Circle towards Hambledon Hill

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