In the Pink. Common Carder Bee (I think) on Mexican aster.
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.
I am beginning to see more peacock butterflies again, this one and more at Old Kilpatrick yesterday.
2 Six-spot burnet moths mating on a harebell.
I was watching this Golden-ringed Dragonfly as it caught onto a reed which bent under its weight.
School finished for the summer in the pouring rain at 1pm today. By 5 O’clock the sun and a few butterflies were out, including this Meadow Brown. By the Kelvin near the vet school.
I keep thinking I’ve seen the last dragonfly of the year, perhaps this ruddy darter (I think) is it?
Had a short walk by Jaw Reservoir, yesterday. Quite a few butterflies about. These posed. A lot of ringlets, a few whites and a red admiral did not oblige.
A nice walk around Ardinning Wildlife reserve on Sunday morn, very quiet. Cuckoos, curlews & other singing & calling.
Images: Ardinning Loch, caterpillar, wood anemone, bluebells, dandelion & a green veined white.
Common Blue Damselfly & Common Darter at Ardinning yesterday. Also saw very large dark blue dragonfly.