I didn’t do quite as much woodland venturing as I would have liked last month, but some time was carved out to enjoy these dog days of summer. With autumn nearing the horizon, I’ll be sure to enjoy the wildflowers and insects whilst they thrive with such generosity.
Gatekeeper butterflies (Pyronia tithonus) absolutely teem amongst the ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) in my local graveyard.
Buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) also enjoy the ragwort.
A common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) nestled in a bright pink thistle (Cirsium sp).
A seven-spot ladybug (always a favourite).
Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius) takes over one of the gardens in my neighbourhood.
How pretty is this Florida clematis (Asian virginsbower)? Growing nearby the everlasting pea.
I'm sorry the photo quality isn't so great with this one, but it's such a cool moth, I just had to share it anyway! This is a silver y moth (Autographa gamma), perched on my Auntie's garden window.