Saturday, 12 April 2014

Orange-tips and wild flowers

Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
Yesterday  afternoon at Angmering Woods the sun suddenly beamed down at 3:30pm and I was able to pursue two Orange-tips and a female Small White. Plenty of plants are now in flower, including Ground-ivy, Red Campion, Herb Robert and Garlic Mustard, a food plant of the Orange-tip. Self-heal is ready to flower. While I was creeping up on a roosting Orange-tip a Firecrest called to complete a lovely afternoon.
Firecrest, Regulus ignicapillus
unidentified fungus
the fungus in situ
Common Woodlouse, Oniscus asellus
Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata,
a foodplant of the the Orange-tip
Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata
Ground-ivy, Glechoma hederacea
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum
Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines

Orange-tip nectaring on Bluebell
Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
Red Campion, Silene dioica
Red Campion, Silene dioica
Self-heal, Prunella vulgaris
Small White, female, Pieris rapae

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