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Blue damselfly on fern

Blue damselfly on fern

Date: 10th June 2010
The photo doesn't do justice to the startling metallic blues reflected from the body and wings of this damselfly resting on a fern outside my dwelling
Bee on columbine, 9 June

Bee on columbine, 9 June

Date: 9th June 2010
I watched this bee sipping from a group of columbine flowers for ages
Formica rufa wood ants working on nest, 3 June

Formica rufa wood ants working on nest, 3 June

Date: 3rd June 2010
This still doesn't convey the organisation of the ants as each worker carries her piece of grass to maintain the nest. Sometimes you can see two or three helping each other with a particularly large piece
Bee on yellow archangel - 2 June

Bee on yellow archangel - 2 June

Date: 2nd June 2010

Formica rufa awaken after winter dormancy

Formica rufa awaken after winter dormancy

Date: 15th March 2010
The wood ants respond to the first really warm day of the year. The coppice stool is a blackthorn
Lichen

Lichen

Date: 24th March 2006
Lichen growing in Steward Wood. It is technically edible

Last updated: 2011-04-10

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