For illustrated talks on natural history and history see www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

For illustrated talks on natural history and history click here for www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Goldfinches hate cats. They love cat's-ears seeds. A Sussex garden today.










 A greenfinch was eating the leaves of Cat's-ear.

http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/page19.html describes an illustrated talk of the evolution of the garden to its present state.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Wolstonbury Hill, Nature walk, 2nd June 2020

 Butterfly orchids were in their prime this day.
All the pictures were taken from the paths and mostly with a zoom lens to avoid flattening dozens of orchids to photograph the best one.  Sadly one sees that too often.


Butterfly orchids in a "forest" of Common Twayblades.

 Early-purple orchids had gone over except an occasional late one in the shade.

Fly orchid



Fragrant orchid

Dyer's greenweed, Genista tinctoria

Dyer's greenweed, Genista tinctoria
 See https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/dyers-greenweed

Meadow Brown

Grass-veneer moth

Grass-veneer moth

 Spotted Crane-fly, Nephrotoma crocata copulating.

 Adonis Blue butterfly, female.


 Small Heath butterfly.
 Beware this prehistoric monstrous serpent lurking in the woods.





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