There is only so much fun that you can have with a dog and a puddle.
I think that we all need to grow up a bit and be more serious.
You first 🙂
Yesterday the rain was torrential. All of the lower fields are flooded. I was really surprised to wake up this morning to this sky.
I can live with that. Today Fizz and I are going after Butterflies but we also want to look at what is still in flower.
The Butterfly idea was doomed to success. Even before I stepped out of my front door I saw one.
A rubbish photo but I took it in case this was the only animal that I saw today. It is enough to prove that they are still about.
So flowers first. Fizz is always in flower. Unfortunately all that water avoidance that she was doing resulted in her getting a thorn in her foot.
Get out of the way and I’ll kiss it better for you.
There. I have saved your life again.
Most of them we were expecting.
Silene dioica obviously. I put that on EW earlier, I haven’t created all the links yet but it is here Red Campion
Hogweed is still going strong.
There were plenty of flowers still to open… This is an important nectar source at this time of year.
There were plenty of seed heads too.
Herb Robert, it doesn’t seem to have a season.
There are still a few Ivy flowers about but not many.
There is a lot of this next one, White Dead Nettle. The last of the dead nettles it won’t be very long before it’s little red cousin will be popping up to welcome the spring.
We pretty much expected to see those and that is a fair summary of all that I could find in flower in this location…. Except for this next one.
A lovely Field Rose. This one is out of season but the bush didn’t know that and it had buds just about to burst into flower.
So I didn’t chase butterflies up and down the track because I have only just done the Red Admiral. I just wanted to record their presence. These are the only butterflies that I am still regularly finding.
I saw one Dragonfly but I only saw it as a silhouette against the sky as it moved down the track in front of me. It would have been a Migrant Hawker, I am pretty sure that is the only big one still on the wing in November but I couldn’t get close enough to properly confirm that, which was disappointing.
Back to being childish…
Oh dear Fizz. How did you get so wet?