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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Cinnabar moths can be found throughout Britain, except northern Scotland, wherever its larval foodplant, ragwort and groundsel, are present.

I’m NOT an insect pornographer, but what are the chances of my shooting this photo set again?  

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is a typical grassland perennial wildflower, growing in a variety of plant communities including meadows and fields, under scrub and open-canopy forests, and in disturbed areas.

The flight period of the broad-bodied chaser is from April to September, but are mostly seen in May and June. Their flight is very fast as they dart and dive above the water. They are very territorial and will fight with rival males and any other dragonflies they happen to encounter. They characteristically return to a favoured perch, in the sun. When a female enters a male’s territory the male will fly… Read More

The southern marsh orchids appear to be doing better than expected this year; not only are there more of them, they are now growing in North Pasture and Northern Corridor, and in North Pond Pasture. So southern marsh orchids are growing strongly on both south and north marshes. My grazing strategy appears to be working, as long as the deer leave the orchids alone.

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