Dragonfly Eye Detail – Surface of the curved compound eye of a Dragonfly – photographed via Light Microscope at x 50 magnification.
Knotty n Spiky – The bright colours & spiky hair of a Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) moth caterpillar.
Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) swimming in the Afon Dulas nr Aberllefenni
Pink n Spiky – A lovely Spike Flower (Echinacea) to brighten the day.
Meadow Brown – Not forgetting a widespread butterfly friend, the Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) warming in the morning sun.
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.
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.
A Dandelion Clock – the ripe seed head of Taraxacum officinale – waiting for a gust of wind, like escape pods strung to silken parachutes.
Bluebells – Spring brings a divine blue mist to the woodland floor and a sweet heady scent to match.