Colours and Insects!

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Foxglove Covert is turning beautiful shades of green as the trees come into leaf.  Other colours can be spotted through the vegetation, primrose yellow, strawberry white and bluebell blue.  The purple of the Dog Violet lines many of the paths through the reserve.

Dog Violet

All of this vegetation provides food, homes and resting places for many, many bugs and insects.  However there are some that prefer man made structures.  These two insects were found on rails on the bridges.

Insect on bridge


Crane fly on bridge

The Field Centre also provides a good resting place, as shown by this moth.

Moth on Field Centre

Whilst insects were sunning themselves between the heavy rain showers this Cowslip was found just breaking its bud.  Not sure if this will make the observation board today as being 'in flower'!

Cowslip just bursting the bud



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