The sun is out at last, and so are the flowers and the insects that feed from them. On the car park and the Wildflower Walk the Common Knapweed is in full bloom, and as usual attracting both Six-Spot Burnet and the Narrow-bordered Five-Spot Burnet below.
Common Knapweed is found on road verges and rough pastures. We have the less frequent variety with the longer ray florets which make the flowers bigger. The link to Botanical Keys shows the more frequent variety which is seen by roads in the region, and in our recently planted butterfly area near the Wildlife Garden.
Today has also been excellent for a variety of newly emerged dragonflies and damselfliies, easily seen from any of our paths. We'll let you know more about these next week...