Tuesday, 28 August 2012
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It is easy to miss this native orchid, Epipactis pupurata.
I am grateful to the staff at Wakehurst Place for showing it to me.
Monday, 6 August 2012
A dozen or more Pyramidal Orchids were still flowering and hundreds of earlier orchids species had gone to seed
Peacock, Inachis io
I found two Scabious plants next to each other, so that I could compare the Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis (left) with the Small Scabious, Scabiosa columbaria, (right) in the above photo'. It is the leaves that are the easiest way to tell them apart.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
The Chalkhill blue, Lysandra coridon seemed to be getting a meal from the "Pride of Sussex" flower above. Note its long flexible proboscis for sucking up nectar. They were plentiful and getting blown around in the strong winds.
Despite the weather, a battered Silver-washed fritillary(?), was seen, below.
This Chalkhill Blue butterfly also has a mite, which are picked up from the flowers on which they feed.
This was a good day, with the hill to myself due to the very uncomfortable weather.
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