Beautiful Lichens growing on an Ash tree – Lobaria pulmonaria (top right) & Lobaria virens (lower left) both showing presence of sporing bodies (apothecia).
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.
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.
Better Together, communities of wildflowers. Bluebells, Red Campion & Stitchwort light up the margins of a spring meadow.
[Guelder Rose] – Berries ripening early on the Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus). Share List