Ref: Collins complete guide to British insects.
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Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
No mow May: Linnet feeding on Dandelion seeds on a garden lawn
Just lock up your lawnmower on May 1st and let the wild flowers in your lawn bloom, providing a feast of nectar for our hungry pollinators. Ref: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/no-mow-may
However, an unmown lawn can also become the largest bird feeder in your garden. This morning a female Linnet was feasting on dandelion seeds, which had been allowed to flower in an unmown section of lawn.
Here is a host of photo's of this one delightful bird.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/cats-ear-plants/using-cats-ear-plants.htm is claimed to be edible. I'll try it for lunch today. Anything can be eaten once.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Fairmile Bottom and Rewell Wood: Fritillaries, Grizzled skipper and other insects.
Over almost seven Km and for three and a half hours, William and I meandered around this glorious meadow and wood in near perfect weather. It is a magical area, rich with diverse habitats and wildlife.
Click on pictures to expand them.
|Male Brimstone on dog poo bag.|
|A rare Grizzled skipper|
For the route, please see this link, https://out.ac/IOzgxE The pictures are in reverse order of the walk except for one anomaly.
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