Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus) butterfly amongst its favourite habitat; long grass with a little shade.
Hugs – The friendly partnership between horse and human – harmonious mutualism.
A Section B Pony and his keeper enjoy a relaxed hug in summer grassland.
A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
A western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) collects nectar from a pale rose flower.
These important pollinators are vital to human food production.
Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) moth on grass head.
Note: Some individuals have the spots fused (as here) whilst others may show the spots distinctly.
Rhaeadr Ddu (Ganllwyd) – Summer rains, they green the forest & fill the waterfalls – Rhaeadr Ddu early on a summer morn. Beautiful Wales.
Frolicsome Spirit – As if from an impish dream of summer, a spiritful grey horse approaches .. (mixed media artwork)
Summer evening on the Afon Dulas at Aberllefenni.
(An artwork by AnnMarie)
Scarlet Drops – A red Dianthus flower refreshed by a summer rain shower. The flowers seem to be enjoying ‘sunshine & showers’ – provides some nice photo ops too 🙂
A Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) standing in the upper stretches of the Afon Dulas.
Hare (Lepus europaeus) or Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), sometimes I’m asked about differentiating them. a picture is always a helpful reference ..
Better Together, communities of wildflowers. Bluebells, Red Campion & Stitchwort light up the margins of a spring meadow.