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Plenty to See

Sunday, August 4th 2019

After their excursion to Spigot Mere yesterday, Lark and Taurus were checked to make sure they were where they should be, Plover's Pool.  A sigh of relief when they were both feeding quietly.

During the hot summer of last year the flowers bloomed but did not stay in flower for long.  Although we are having some lovely warm sunny days, it is not the intense heat of last year and also there is rain at times.  Some of the last species to join the observation board are Common Centaury

and Harebell.  Usually there are just a few of these delicate flowers on the moor but this hugh patch is unmissable.  Many flowers provide nectar and pollen for invertebrates or provide places for carnivores to await prey.  Right in the centre of the photo is a ladybird, no doubt hoping for some juicy greenfly.

Hemp Agrimony mainly grows around the Scrapes ponds and is a valuable nectar source for butterflies and other insects.  A Comma was enjoying a feed.

A damselfly alighted on a branch, an advantage of having tiny feet, you can fit them between the prickles!


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