Sunday, 31 August 2014

31st August Port Meadow

Some rare flowers on Port Meadow from yesterday's annual Creeping Marshwort survey.

Creeping Marshwort actually in flower
The tiny Mudwort

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Otmoor Ashgrave 20th August

The Fallow Deer that thinks its a cow is still here.
and getting older.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Rosy Underwing moth on Otmoor

I saw this moth land on a telegraph pole near Noke farm today and think it is a Rosy Underwing.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Aston Rowant NNR (N) - 14th Aug

Second brood Adonis Blue are now flying on the south slope of Beacon Hill, above the M40

Adonis Blue (male)

Plenty of these about too
Brown Argus

And not to forget these
Silver-spotted Skipper

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Another Otmoor Hawker

One to add to Saturday's collage, seen today along visitor trail to first screen

Female Southern Hawker

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Otmoor Hawkers - 9th Aug

The following pictures were all taken along the visitor trail

Migrant Hawker (m)

Southern Hawker (imm m)

Brown Hawker (m)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Otmoor.A.M. 3rd August.

Brown Argus.

? Grasshopper.

Brown Hairstreak.

Shellingford Pit 3rd August

20+ Small-red eyed Damselflies
Common Blue Damsels
Blue-tailed Damsels
1 Emperor
2 Brown Hawker
Many Black-tailed Skimmer
Common Darter
Small red-eyed Damselflies (c) Stephen Burch

Saturday, 2 August 2014



Spiny Restharrow.

31st July Hornet Mimic Hoverfly

A relatively recent colonist to this country with only a few records prior to 1940, this huge beast is becoming increasingly common in the SE of the country. Nice to have one in the garden.

Hornet Mimic Hoverfly