8th April


Approach to Beltony stone circle.


Dull with wintry showers.

Another new one for me, today. One of the Pepperworts. Field Pepperwort, I think - Lepidium campestre.



On June 21st last year I spotted a Long-eared Owl perched on this old branch of Gorse. I was checking for pellets when I found this lovely clump of Jew's-ear fungus - Auricularia auricula-judae. I really like how they transmit sunlight.

A little bit tatty, but this is the first flower of the Red Campion - Silene dioica.


Platycheirus scutatus agg on Cardamine pratensis.

The clue to the hoverfly identification is the extended front foot - shown projecting over the edge of the petal.


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