Peacock butterflies, eagerly eating from the flowers of buddleia bushes, or resting on leaves.
Herefords doze in the shade of a small group of trees at the edge of a field at Pendeford. On an equally sunny day, a horse strides through its field at Tettenhall.
The dark bird is a muscovy duck I first noticed in West Park in June. The other, much larger, appears to be a muscovy / Aylesbury cross. First spotted a few weeks later. Since then, the two have gone round together.
Bagot goats at Baggeridge Country Park. Resting and relaxing in the sun, taking a break from their allotted task. keeping the encroaching vegetation on the slopes of Toposcope Hill under control.
Trio of gosling greylags with their West Park resident parents. Growing up fast, and now hard to distinguish from their parents – a little smaller when watched carefully.
Ripening raspberries, honeysuckle or vibernum berries; flowers from a potato, Himalayan balsam and a yarrow, and a sycamore leaf covered in red nail mite galls in this varied selection.
Small, perhaps young, smooth newt which hangs out under a bird bath, perhaps because there are plenty of small slugs there for it to eat.
This year’s West Park cygnet pair, hatched back in late March or early April, are now growing up fast.
Striking textures from two objects on opposite sides of the start of a farm track at Ebstree. Deep grooving in the wood of the stump of a long felled tree. Long shallow horizontal grooves in the stone of a large sandstone boulder, possibly an erratic.
Keeping cool and hydrated is important while we have a heatwave. The same goes for frogs, like this young one partly submerged in the water of a bird bath.
Comma butterflies, resting on leaves or on a garden table on sunny days. Displaying themselves in a prominent position to try to attract members of the opposite sex.
One lone large mushroom, a red cracking bolete, growing on the lawn in front of a block of flats.