Pellucid Hoverfly #insects



Hoverfly, Pellucid Hoverfly, August 2017


One of Britain’s largest flies, Volucella pellucens. (more…)

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Is this a Scabious? #wildflowers



Flowers, unidentified, August 2017


Devil’s-bit Scabious has appeared in previous years but this doesn’t look quite right. Help appreciated. (more…)

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Pollen gatherer #bees



Insects, Honey Bee, August 2017


Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. Provisional identification. (more…)

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Threadbare but flying #butterflies



Butterflies, Silver-washed Fritillary, August 2017


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

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Water Mint #wildflowers



Flowers, Water Mint, August 2017


Mentha aquatica. (more…)

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I hope a long life awaits … #trees



Trees, Oak, August 2017


A young oak that we planted in March 2014 shows above its tree guard. (more…)

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Elizabethan ruff stiffener #wildflowers



Flowers, Lords and Ladies, August 2017


The starch element of Lords and Ladies, Arum maculatum, was used. (more…)

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Lift off! #butterflies



Butterflies, Gatekeeper, August 2017


Gatekeeper, Pyronia tithonus. (more…)

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‘Joe Pye weed’ #wildflowers



Flowers, Hemp Agrimony, August 2017


A US name for Hemp Agrimony, named after a Native American medicine man who used it to treat typhus. (more…)

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Gone pickin’ #plants

Plants, Bramble, August 2017

First August visit and very grateful for first Blackberry crop of the year. (more…)

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‘How soft thy voice when woods are still …’ #wildflowers



Flowers, Bramble, July 2017


From ‘To The Bramble Flower’ by Ebenezer Elliott. (more…)

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Red Clover #wildflowers



Flowers, Red Clover, July 2017


This might be Trifolium pratense – however, I only found one flowering example and am not sure so thoughts appreciated. (more…)

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