Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lavernock Point NR 17/09/2107

With a bit of sun in the morning the butterflies where out in abundance, the Red Admirals feeding on either bramble or ivy and the Whites feeding on the devilsbit scabious. Also a few others about, plus for the moths a couple of Siver Y. Plenty of insects about but noted a female Volucella zonaria flying around and sometimes landing near the opening of a wasp nest?

Small Copper - 1         Red Admiral - 21       Comma - 2       Speckled Wood - 9        Small Whites

Painted Lady - 1         Small Tortoiseshell - 2      Large Whites       Silver Y - 2

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Scorpion Fly taking lunch

Spotted this in one of the garden flower beds just before lunch today. This female Scorpion Fly is dining on trussed bee (?) courtesy of the spider's web cafe. Every now and then she went into a spin - the reason for this became clear when the web broke and she was able to continue her meal in comfort on a leaf table.