10th July


The second of two days on the original Hedgerow.

What a difference a day makes.

Very hot and sunny.


The Great Willowherb - Epilobium hirsutum - was only in bud yesterday, but around a dozen plants were in bloom today.


And these ripe Raspberries were not showing yesterday, either.


This is one of the Tephritids or Picture-Wing Flies. The larvae eat the seeds of compound flowers like the Creeping Thistle. This female Tephritis formosa was ovipositing on the upper leaves.


The Square-stalked St. John's Wort - Hypericum tetrapterum - must be one of the slowest developing flowers. I've been watching the buds for days, now.

Yet another Willowherb; this time the square-stemmed Epilobium tetragonum.


I think that just leaves Marsh Willowherb to find, and I know where to get it.

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