2nd August


Local wasteland.


Cloud, showers and some sun.


I can't help feeling that everything is suddenly rushing towards autumn. Ripe Snowberry.

Two shots of the female cone of Alder - Alnus glutinosa. The right hand image has been infected with the fungus Taphrina alni (recently renamed). I'll show a much redder specimen shortly.



The Elder berries are showing, now...another autumnal sign.

Two more hoverflies on Ragwort. A male Eristalis pertinax on the left and Helophilus pendulus on the right.


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