Invasion

Our bees are under attack
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We set up a decoy
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which draws some of the fire…
…and also attracts other callers
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brought out by a warmer day than of late.
She moves on to enjoy the last flowers of the white buddleia behind the Lake
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to be joined by a Painted Lady
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Over the Lake itself
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a late calling Dragonfly
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and a new Damselfly – the Emerald
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These have been doing well recently
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The scything of the Meadow has started
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– should be finished by Christmas.

At the moment the cut grass is going to the pigs where today Bert and Dinah have been whispering sweet nothings through their chink
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Down in the wood the hydrangea is coming on
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An official harvest from today
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and also a bit of foraging
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which ends up in a jelly
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(The ghost of a hare here echoes a real live one seen on the uplands this morning)

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