A Mixture

Saturday, August 6th 2016

August is a month when some plants reach the height of their flowering season, whilst others are already preparing for autumn.  Raspberries are ripening and are enjoyed by the Blackcaps.

Raspberry

Blackberries are still in flower, providing food for a myriad of insects.

Blackberry

Rowan berries have turned red and will soon be host to Blackbirds.

Rowan berries

Pepper Saxifrage has at last flowered.  We were beginning to think that it had disappeared when suddenly there is was!  On one plant there are flowers and seeds.

Pepper Saxifrage flowers

The seeds are colourful, in comparison to the flower.

Pepper Saxifrage seed head

August also sees us getting excited about spiders as mornings of dew highlight spider's webs.

Spider's web

And leave water droplets on Phragmities leaves.

Water droplets o Phragmities


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