Saturday, 27 June 2009

Barrowburn Hay Meadows (3)

Although it was hot and sunny during my second visit to the hay meadows at Barrowburn, it was also quite breezy. I had travelled in hope of photographing some of the insects that visit the meadows, particularly the Chimney Sweeper moth pictured below, and the bumble bees. And from reading the SSSI description, I had tagged the grasses present on site in my field guide and planned to try photographing them too. However, as there were not as many of the moths and bees about and the steady breeze kept the grasses on the move, both these objectives were made difficult if not impossible to fulfil. So, as well as having a very nice lunch at the Barrowburn Farm tea room, I spent the afternoon happily sauntering the hay meadow paths and photographing the flowers again.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) on the meadow edge

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

Wood Crane's Bill (Geranium sylvaticum)

Chimney Sweeper Moth (Odezia atrata)

1 comment:

holdingmoments said...

All not lost then Emma; lunch and flowers :)
Love that Wood Crane's Bill and Ox-eye Daisy.
Quite a nice day here today, and plenty of butterflies about.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.