Although time is passing, and there is much change, there are many sights, and smells and sounds all around us. As we move into the latter half of August, we can start to spot seasonal changes, with elderberries ripening. There are still many insects about. While some are seldom seen, there are hints to their presence and activity. Sometimes we are struck by the colour or the pattern on a plant or animal. And sometimes it’s just about the amazing and unexpected appearance or shape of things in Nature. Check out the Nature Diary for 13th – 26th August to find out what you might see, smell and hear over the next fortnight.