Wasp or hoverfly? #insects

 

 

Insect, unidentified, July 2017

 

Possibly a wasp of the Crabronidae family but didn’t stop long enough to have a proper look. (more…)

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St John’s Wort #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, St John's Wort, July 2017

 

Hypericum perforatum. (more…)

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‘Then come away, come to the peaceful wood …’ #nature

 

 

Trees, nature, July 2017

 

In the deep wood south of the south ride – and a line from James Weldon Johnson. (more…)

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For ‘crab’ read ‘scrobb’ #trees

 

 

Trees, Crab Apple, July 2017

 

The ‘crab’ in Crab Apple derives from ‘scrobb,’ the Anglo-Saxon for ‘shrub’, says Stevens. (more…)

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Ringlet #butterflies

 

 

Butterflies, Ringlet, July 2017

 

Aphantopus hyperantus. (more…)

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Adam and Eve, Devils and Angels #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Lords and Ladies, July 2017

 

Also known as Lords and Ladies, among a cluster of common names. (more…)

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Muntjac Deer #wildlife

 

 

Fauna, Muntjac Deer, July 2017

 

Muntiacus reevesi. (more…)

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Roe approaching the pond #wildlife

 

 

Fauna, Roe Deer, July 2017

 

Capreolus capreolus. (more…)

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Ground Elder #plants

 

 

Flowers, Ground Elder, July 2017

 

Aegopodium podagraria. (more…)

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Tufted Vetch #wildflowers

 

 

Flowers, Vetch, July 2017

 

Many thanks to Neil who identified this vetch as Vicia cracca. Haven’t seen it before and another new species recorded for the wood! (more…)

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North ride #nature

 

 

Nature, north ride, July 2017

 

Looking east. (more…)

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Anti-inflammatory #wildflowers

 

Flowers, Selfheal, July 2017

Birthday blue is the colour …

Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris, is a common herb with a long history of medicinal use, says Kewscience. (more…)

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