Mainly Insects and Flowers
|White Admiral, Lower Woods, 8th July|
A visit to Lower Woods yesterday morning with Mark produced seven White Admirals and c30 Silver-washed Fritillaries - these included a valezina female, too quick to photograph, but the first one I've seen. Other butterflies included three Purple Hairstreaks.
|Silver-washed Fritillaries, Lower Woods, 8th July|
|Female Silver-washed Fritillary, Lower Woods, 8th July|
|Silver-washed Fritillary, Lower Woods, 8th July|
|Lizard Orchid, S. Glos, 8th July|
By contrast, the Barrow Wake Musk Orchids were at their peak last Saturday.
|Musk Orchids, Barrow Wake, 1st July|
|Bee Orchid, Barrow Wake, 1st July|
I got good views of Purple Hairstreaks recently at RHS Wisley in one of the formal gardens and in the Oak Wood area.
|Purple Hairstreak, RHS Wisley, 30th June|
|Roesel's Bush-cricket, Coughton Court, 8th July|
|Fully-winged difusa form of Roesel's Bush-cricket, Coughton Court, 8th July|
|Hoverfly Volucella inanis, Coughton Court, 8th July|