Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Summer in Purbeck

This is about the last of my backlog of photos from last year, featuring wildflowers and few insects, from May, June an July seen in the Purbeck area of Dorset. There are lots of photos so in the interests of it not taking me all day I'll just post them and keep comments on them to the bare minimum. First some clovers..

Subterranean Clover - Trifolium subterraneum

Clustered Clover - Trifolium glomeratum 

Zig-zag Clover - Trifolium medium.

Suffocated Clover - Trifolium suffocatum

Knotted Clover - Trifolium striatum

Slender Trefoil - Trifolium micranthum
And a couple of violets..

 Hairy Violet - Viola hirta 

Pale Dog-violet - Viola lactea

Shaggy Mouse-ear Hawkweed Pilosella peleteriana

Chrystotoxum Sp. Egg-laying on Tor Grass - Brachypodium rupestre

Feeding pattern of Lulworth Skipper caterpillar 

 Lulworth Skipper Caterpillar

An early Lulworth Skipper - Thymelicus acteon
Photographed on May 30th.

Allseed - Radiola linoides

Bog Stitchwort - Stellaria uliginosa

Fen BedstrawGalium uliginosum

Lesser Stitchwort - Stellaria graminea

Three-nerved Sandwort - Moehringia trinervia

 Watercress - Nasturtium officinale

Sea Pearlwort - Sagina maritima

Climbing Corydalis - Ceratocapnos claviculata

 Sticky Mouse-ear - Cerastium glomeratum

Annual Knawel Scleranthus annuus

Field Pepperwort - Lepidium campestre 


Shepherd's Needle - Scandix pecten-veneris

Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum

Dwarf Mallow - Malva neglecta

Marsh Cinqufoil -Comarum palustre  

Amorous multi-coloured triple-decker Reed Beetles!!

Early Gentian - Gentianella anglica

Sea Milkwort - Glaux maritima

 Slender Speedwell -Veronica filiformis

Small-flowered Cranesbill  - Geranium pusillum 

Tufted Forget-me-not - Myosotis laxa  

Common Meadow-rue - Thalictrum flavum

Smooth Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris glabra 

Smooth Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris glabra with Small Cudweed - Filago minima

Trailing St. John's Wort with unidentified green eyed fly.

 Trailing St. John's Wort - Hypericum humifusum

Trailing Tormentil - Potentilla anglica  

Hoary Cinquefoil - Potentilla argentea 

Hairy Buttercup - Ranunculus sardous

Hairy Bird'sfoot Trefoil - Lotus subbiflorus

Thread-leaved Water-crowfoot Ranunculus trichophyllus

Caterpillar of Marbled White  

Common Heath - Ematurga atomaria

A very early Silver-studded Blue seen on 6th June 

Sika Deer 

Finally three photos taken at Coward's Marsh not in the Purbeck area but still Dorset. 

 Nodding Bur-marigold - Bidens cernua

Tubular Water-dropwort - Oenanthe fistulosa 


Wilma said...

A fine set of images!

ian Andrews said...

Amazing pics as usual; love all the clovers.

Karen Woolley said...

Thanks Wilma and Ian. Kind of you to comment.I appreciate it.