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Sunday, August 12th 2018

Most of the Dog Daisies along Dog Daisy Avenue are setting seed but there are still some in flower in the Scrapes.

Dog Daisy

Meadowsweet can be found in profusion in the hedgerows across the moor.


Wild Carrot is a late flowering umbelifer.  Last year most flowers had the tiny red centre petals.  This year I haven't found one that has, they are all white!

Wild Carrot

One of the last flowers to be recorded during the summer is Grass of Parnassus.  This is a beautiful flower.

Grass of Parnassus

Another late summer flower is Devil's Bit Scabious which provides a great source of food for many insects, including bees and hoverflies.

Bee on Devil's Bit Scabious

Although it has been very dry, there is still a lot of colour around the reserve.  There are beautiful backgrounds for photographs, if the insect being photographed obliges and sits there.  This female Common Hawker was very co-operative.  She landed and stayed in one place for a reasonable length of time,allowing us to take some photos.  I will leave you to decide on the background!

Female Common Hawker

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