Sunday, 9 August 2009

Ooh, all sorts!

Ditch near Grocontinental - a stronghold for water voles

Heavy water vole grazing in the ditch - click to enlarge and see the angle of the cut-off stalks

Large latrine in the ditch, indicating a breeding female
Photographs below are from the Country Park:

Meadow grasshopper

Common Blue

Small Copper

Painted Lady

The shocked expression of a vole as I fall backwards off my camping stool


Quillers said...

Lovely pictures, Kate! That vole does look rather shocked.

Kate said...

I've no doubt I was wearing a similar expression myself, Sally!

kath said...

I'm so glad you didn't land on the poor thing. Love the butterfly photos as well.

Kate said...

I've seen so few butterflies generally, but on the reserves and on land which is pesticide-free (eg Fordhall Farm) there are lots.