Приветствуем посетителей из России . Мне интересно знать, как вы приехали сюда .
I've only been dipping in and out of the internet recently, and blogs have been neglected as a result. Real life is far more important anyway, even though things are pretty shit at the moment; here and in the rest of the world.
I haven't been taking quite so many pictures to post either, not really felt the need to post here, although some have been posted elsewhere.
Here's a couple though that I found quite interesting.
Germander Speedwell is a very common wild flower with blue flowers which have a white 'eye' and grows in grassy places.
but I found some that had me a bit confused.
After a bit of research I found out that the buds are often galled by a tiny midge, forming a small, cotton wool like ball. Fascinating.
The 'speedwells' are a large family of plants which can prove tricky to ID at times. Here's one other family member, before I move on.
Another common one, which flowers from May to October.
I haven't seen many butterflies yet this year, but then I've not really been searching them out. Here's 3 that have happened to be where I've been, and had a camera to hand.
A grasshopper of unknown name turned up one day.
As did an unknown bee;
No bird pictures worth showing at the moment, so here's a plant I've never really noticed before.
Growing at the edge of my local lake.
Finally, one of the boy, relaxing in the sun.