Knotty n Spiky – The bright colours & spiky hair of a Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) moth caterpillar.
Scales on a Peacock (Aglais io) Butterfly Wing – Butterflies and Moths belong to the biological Order ‘Lepidoptera’ – translated from ancient Greek, this means ‘scale wing’.
Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) swimming in the Afon Dulas nr Aberllefenni
Pink n Spiky – A lovely Spike Flower (Echinacea) to brighten the day.
Our Moon (partial phase) photographed at 1.4m focal length. Showing details of surface craters and texture.
Meadow Brown – Not forgetting a widespread butterfly friend, the Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) warming in the morning sun.
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.