Sunday, 10 May 2009

Sunday 10th.May 2009

Before heading off for a family party , managed a very quick visit to the farm lake , as it happened , in the sunshine , before the cloud moved in , allowing a quick blog .
The first Oxeye Daisies are in bloom .As are the first Yellow Flag Irises .
The Gunnera , looking like gigantic rhubarb , a plant brought in by the Victorians , also has produced it's flower stalk .
A couple of butterflies were recorded , one being this female Large White , with just the merest of marking on her topwings .
Still no sign of Downy Emerald , but the Damselflies are maturing , and some are getting down to the business in hand .
Large Red Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Blue Tailed Damselfly , not fully mature .
And finally , a better shot of the Thyme-leaved Speedwell , posted yesterday , but found around the lake this morning .


Warren Baker said...

All the Damsels are at it then Greeie, and that gunera flower spike looks to be enjoying itself. (-: Dont drink to much at the party mate

Phil and Mandy said...

I like the Damsel photos Greenie, I have one on mine which I may ask you to look at as I am not 100% on my identification on it. Phil

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Greenie. Hope you had a good time at the family party. Nice shots of the Damsel Flies.