Thursday, 23 July 2009

More of Sidwood

Here are some more of the pictures from my walk at Sidwood. The first is a female of one of the common bumble bees (Bombus lucorum).

Bumble Bee (Bombus lucorum)

Of the following two, one I think is a bee and the other a hover fly. Both are yet to be identified, so if there is a reader able to help I would be pleased to hear from you.

The insects here, and the butterflies pictured in my previous piece, seemed to be making the most of the flowers and the warm, sunny afternoon. The Ragwort was especially popular ...

Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

But the other plants, amongst them this Common Knapweed, also had many visitors.

Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)


holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots again Emma.
Can't help with the ID's I'm afraid; but the second looks like his head is too big for its body lol
I'm going to collect some seed of the Common Knapweed for the garden; it certainly attracts the bees and butterflies.

JRandSue said...

Great looking Blog,well done Emma.
Right up my Street.