A photo blog recording an English wood

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own … Charles Dickens

Pretty as … #moths

 

 

Moths, Peacock, provisional identification, August 2016

 

Peacock Moth, Macaria notata, provisional identification. (more…)

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Mystery yellow #plants

 

 

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Thanks to Neil for pointing out that this is Prickly-Sow Thistle, Sonchus asper. (more…)

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Meadow Brown #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Meadow Brown, August 2016

 

A rather battered looking Maniola jurtina. (more…)

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Great Black Slug #molluscs

Molluscs, Great Black Slug, provisional identification, August 2016

 

Arion ater, provisional identification. (more…)

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Seedheads #plants

 

 

Plants, Thistles, August 2016

 

The thistle life-cycle continues. (more…)

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On the move #insects

 

 

Insects, Honey Bee, August 2016

 

Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. (more…)

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‘Nature rarer uses yellow …’ #plants

 

 

Plants, Hawkweed, provisional identification, August 2016

 

From the poem of the same name by Emily Dickinson. (more…)

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Far east #nature

 

 

Trees, general, rides, August 2016

 

Looking east from the north ride across the boundary ditch. (more…)

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Betony #plants

 

 

Plants, Betony, August 2016

 

Stachys officinalis. (more…)

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Awash with silver #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Silver-Washed Fritillaries, August 2016

 

Silver-washed Fritillaries, Argynnis paphia. (more…)

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Lords and Ladies #plants

 

 

Plants, Lords and Ladies, August 2016

 

Arum maculatum. (more…)

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‘But there is no road through the woods’ #nature

 

Trees, general, August 2016

 

From Kipling’s The Way Through the Woods. (more…)

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