Sunday, 20 May 2018

Seeing the Changes 1298

Morning at Broughton on the Gower. Lots of flowers including a Forgetmenot (Myosotis stricta); a Vetch (Vicia dumetorum); Hairy rockcress (Arabis hirsuta); Black medick (Medicago lupulina); White clover (Trifolium repens); Goatsbeard (Tragapogon pratensis); Stone bramble (Rubus saxatilis); Sweet violet (Viola odorata); Wild pansy (Viola tricolor); Kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); Burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia); Long-stalked cranesbill (Geranium columbinum); Field gentian (Gentianella campestris); Lesser hawksbit (Leontodon taraxacoides); Bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum); Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale); Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis); Cowslip (Primula veris); Biting stonecrop (Sedum acre) and Sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias). Critters included Great green bush-cricket nymphs (Tettigonia veridissima); Diptera (unidentified) mating or cannibalising?; St Marks fly (Bibio marci); Lackey moth (Malacosoma neustria) larvae on Hawthorn; Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) as well as male and female Small blue butterflies (Cupido minimus).

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