Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
the rain has made for a luxuriant undergrowth this year. The red flower is hemp (for its supposed similarity to hemp proper) agrimony, a flower I always associate with the end of summer not the middle, and of course the yellow flower is fragrant wild native honeysuckle .
this year's crop of black berries is beginning to form. The drab butterfly is a meadow brown, said to fly 'lazily' although can anyone really know the inside of a butterfly's mind? It might be trying very hard and in any case more than one flap of its wings could well cause mayhem (like the Lifton tornado which I saw but did not photograph, no camera!!).
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
At least something is enjoying the wet weather. The red and black fringe reminds me of the skirt of a hovercraft; perhaps that should be hoover all my plants craft. In fairness this slug and about ten others were all on this specimen of hogweed. Maybe it was a slug slugfest.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
It looks like a fritillary but it is a new bright comma, it will gradually look more and more dilapidated and tattered; it is feeding on some common valerian. It is a butterfly of woods and glades. It was not in the ultra secret site of Greenscoombe.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
at this time of the year there is a distinct change in the colour of wild plants from white and blue to purple and yellow. Self heal, tufted vetch and betony feature in these photos, all in and around the woods and meadows at Greenscoombe.