Interesting and Wow!

Saturday, July 8th 2017

There are many Ringlet butterflies flying around.  This one caught my eye as it landed in the middle of the pond.  When the photograph was examined closely on screen, I saw that it was feeding from the flower of Broad-leaved Pondweed.  As this flower is to say the least, uninspiring, I never really considered that it would have nectar!  Think again!

Ringlet Butterfly on Broad-leaved Pondweed

A flower that has plenty of pollen and nectar is Ragwort.  An Antler Moth was feeding and in so doing was covered in bright yellow pollen.

Antler Moth on Ragwort

Dithery Docks, the name I was told as a child, for Quaking Grass is not easy to photograph, but I was quite pleased with this one, until I realised that it had a friend, and a tiny one at that.  I have no idea what it is, other than saying it is an insect.

Dithery Docks and friend

As it was warm, I crept along the boardwalk to see if the Common Lizard was there.  Other people had seen it and photographed it earlier in the year but I had failed to be there at the right time.  No lizard, so I walked on and investigated more flowers.  I returned along the same path and there was one sunbathing.  Vegetation in the way of course!  I am making a guess that this is a youngster by its size and the fact that it still has a full tail.  Most of those photographed last year and earlier this all had re-growing tails.

Common Lizard

It changed its position and another photo was taken.  It could see me!  However I left it still sunbathing, obviously not disturbed by its encounter with me.

Common Lizard


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