Having posted photos of the Octopus a couple of times I have now been past the thing on Baildon Bridge and it turns out to be a Dog in a Dinghy.
You might have already seen my posting about the Octopus at Saltaire here. It is strange enough to see a green octopus on the bridge but why would a steam iron turn up?
Today I joined 5 other people up on Baildon Moor to look for the Green Hair Streak butterfly. The search was organised by Bradford Urban Wildlife group in conjunction with Friends of Baildon Moor as part of the Save Our Butterflies Week. It was conducted by Susan Stead.
It was quite cold and wet after heavy rain earlier in the day so we didn’t really expect to see any. One reason for going was to see where I could expect to find them when the conditions were better. However we had not been looking for long when we found one.
According to Susan they can be found sheltering in the extraction pits on the Moor near Bilberry. And she was right. Even though the Bilberry is not as “far on” as you would expect for this time of year.
Peter Hughes found the next one in amongst the grass in the shelter of another extraction pit.
Take your pick, what do you want to call them?
I drove past Baildon Bridge last night and saw a yellow thing on the end of the wall that I was sure I had “miss-seen”. I mean, why would a yellow octopus be on the wall of the bridge over the River Aire?
But then why would a green octopus be on the wall by the canal at Saltaire?