Sunny afternoon at Ardinning. These 3 within a metre of each other. I guess the first two could be common darters.
In the Pink. Common Carder Bee (I think) on Mexican aster.
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Walk to Greenside reservoir this afternoon. Quite a few midge bites. Lots of seeds floating around. Goldfinches on the thistles, a sparrow hawk passed, lots of dragonflies on the path. Quite a few butterflies, mostly peacocks, odd green veined white & red admiral.
We had a nice walk up to Greenside Reservoir this afternoon. Blue skies & clouds with a fair breeze. Lots of sees, thistles & rosebay all the way. lots of angelica & meadowsweet too. Plenty of butterflies, green veined whites, peacocks, a couple of red admirals and a small tortoiseshell. Quite a few small dragonflies to fast to id. A fox running through the long grass. Plenty of goldfinches.
On a walk today I saw yet another birthday balloon (they get everywhere). When I went to pick it up and pop it in my rucksack I saw this wee guy, now Identified as a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar. looks like a punk type of bug.