Out on the grassy hillside, there were masses of wild flowers still in full bloom. There were lots of bees around, including a huge Red-tailed Bumble Bee. BMG made friends with a Chalkhill Blue butterfly, that was quite happy to sit on her finger. She caught (and let go) a few grasshoppers. We also saw lots of hover flies around, that have the most amazing patterns on their wings when you look closely.
|Red-tailed Bumble Bee|
|Bee with very tattered wings|
|#100DaysOfNature Day 28 - Chalkhill Blue|
|Common Green Grasshopper|
|Green fungus, probably from last year|
|King Alfred's Cakes|
We moved away and waited for a few minutes to see if Mum appeared, but she didn't so we left. I don't know what had happened to it, or if the Mum had survived, but it looked very weak and I think it was unlikely to survive. It was a bit of a "nature can be tough" moment!