August....from Bugs to Plant Galls
I am still visiting my patch of land were I found all the wild flowers, I have managed to record a few more.
A few weeks back I spotted a Blue Butterfly, but did not stay still enough to get a photo or a I.D.
Then the other day I saw this beautiful
It is a tiny Butterfly, a first for me and the park.
|Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)|
On the way to the flowers is a row of Bramble, it gets the sun all day and I often find Common Darters and other Dragonflies sunning them self 's.
Amongst the flowers I found Forest Bug (Pentatoma rufipes) they are quite common at the Park.
In the Oak trees were these Galls, its the first time I have seen these..
"The Knopper gall, induced by the asexual generation of the gall wasp
Green and sticky at first, the gall often take on a reddish tinge as they mature,and then become brown and woody. They fall to the ground when the Acorn drops of, and the insect emerges the following Spring, some can stay there for four years.
(Reference , Britain's Plant Galls by Michael Chinery)
Another Gall is the Alder tongue gall
Taphrina alni is a fungal plant pathogen that causes Alder tongue gall, a chemically induced distortion of female alder catkins
Still finding Ladybirds this is a seven spot..
The seeds are developing on the Lime tree..
and Apples are growing on my Tree following, tree.