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Friday, 10 November 2017

2017 Veteran Car Rally in Cuckfield, West Sussex, UK 5th November 2017

 1902 Geoges Ricard
 1901 Darracq
 1901 Darracq 

 1899 Clement
 1900 Stephens

 1903 Renault

 1902 Oldsmobile

 1902 Autocar

 1903 Panhard

1901 Pick
1901 Pick

Monday, 30 October 2017

Red Admiral butterflies and a Queen Common wasp feasting on rotting apples this morning in a Sussex garden

Underneath this apple tree a strip of long grass was mown some days ago, slicing fallen apples in the process.
This morning six red admiral butterflies were gorging on the rotting apples.  They could fly alright, unlike a couple of hornets some days ago which definitely seemed to be too drunk to fly off easily.

This Queen Common wasp, Vespula vulgaris was tucking in too and I did not disturb her or the fly.
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Later in the afternoon there were three queens injesting reserves for hibernation.

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