Fleabane, Pulicaria dysenterica, grows in the meadow areas by the ponds at Old Moor. Its ragged-edged flowers are giving way to furry clocks of achenes. An achene is a dry fruit. They might appear to be seeds but, like any fruit, they have a covering, it’s just that in this case the covering is dry, not […]
It’s turned cooler so I get a chance to draw a male common blue before he becomes active. Birdsfoot trefoil is one of the foodplants of its larvae. There’s a hint of violet in the blue of its wings. Common blue females are brown.