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Wildlife

We do our best to encourage wildlife and bio-diversity in the garden and meadows.

 

 

 

 

Left, is a Variable Longhorn beetle (Stenocorus meridianus) on a Thistle flower.

Below, is a Bloodsucker beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) on a flower of the Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

This Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) was spotted on one of our hose pipes.

Left, Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) which is no longer that common.

Above, Hairy Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus subbiflorus).

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The wild teasel (Dispacus fullonum) is fascinating, as the first flowers open as a belt around the middle and then open sequentially towards top and bottom. There are two little bugs in the top of this one, see close-up image below.

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Left, is a Jersey Tiger Moth (Euplagia quadripunctaria) which has an orange underwing seen when flying.  

A spectacular day flying moth.

This video shows the orange underwing.

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Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera) on a Verbena bonariensis in the garden.

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This Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) was attracted by the Pandorea jasminoides in the greenhouse - they are really tricky to photograph as they flit about  - click here to see a very short video of one in the garden.