Miscellaneous Photos!

Friday, June 30th 2017

As hinted on yesterday's blog, it has been a little on the wet side. 

Water droplets on pine needles

When viewed closely we think we have found Gold Spangle's proboscis protected between two 'lips'.  I have no idea what these are called.  In butterflies they roll their proboscis and tuck it under their 'chin', and it can be clearly seen.

Gold Spangle's proboscis

I have tried to get a photo of the Barred Straw to no avail, but with a little persistence and chasing it around in the rain I managed to get a reasonable photo.

Barred  Straw

Out on the moor the Rayed Knapweed is coming into flower.

Rayed Knapweed

The yellow and red colours of Slender St John's Wort can be found along path edges and growing amongst other vegetation.  Its colouration makes it stand out.  If you look closely you can see tiny rows of black dots along the petal and bud edges.

Black dots on Slender St John's Wort


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