Monday, 27 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1089

The Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) was in flower in Loughor. In Bynea, Slender thistle (Carduus tenuifloris) and Common sea lavender (Limonium vulgare) were both in bloom. It has been a poor year for butterflies here, thus far, but there was quite a lot of Ringlet (Athantopus hyperanthus) activity today.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1088

More flowers in Bynea including Tree mallow (Lavatera arborea); Large-flowered evening primrose (Oenothera erythrosepaia); Hairy tare (Vicia hirsuta); Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) and Hairy St John's wort (Hypericum hirsutum). In Loughor, Enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) was conjured up and Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium augustifolium) bloomed.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1087

Flowers continue to bloom in Bynea with the appearance of Woolly thistle (Cirsium eriophorum); Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) and Ribbed melilot (Melilotus officinalis).

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1086

Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus) blooms at Swansea University.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1085

Yarrow (Achilles millefolium) is coming into flower in Bynea.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1084

More flowers out in Bynea. Common figwort (Scrophularia nodosa); Great willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum) and Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) were in bloom.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Seeing the Changes 1083

Another small fungus in my Loughor garden and also visited by a Small magpie moth (Eurrhypara hortulata).