Tuesday, June 11, 2013

11.06.13
An aside... specially for the naturalists (almost typed naturists!) among us.. I walked down the Cot Valley this morning... my first walk out for a while and it was lovely but tired now... saw all these and many more on the way... :-)

 Have struggled to identify this one - little pink flowers that open in the sunshine... thought I'd identified it several times but always not quite sure - please put me out of my misery J or Big A (or anyone?) on a long stem with these two oval leaves... in damp places?
Is it a Centaury?


A 'blue butterfly 'is as far as I could get with this.. 

and I should know this but do not :-(

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  1. You posed a conundrum, and finally late last night we found our copy of Keble Martin. We think it might be a bog pimpernel Anagallis tenella and the tall spikes are an echium. Glad to be of assistance. xx

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    1. ...mmmm...had wondered about Bog P but dismissed it because only one set of leaves per stem and they were fairly upright - tho that could be cos so many plants close together?
      Glad it had you hunting - I was on the same page in K M :-)

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  2. And the butterfly is certainly a "Blue", but I don't know which one.

    Oh yes, and I thoroughly recommend keeping your clothes >on<. Too cold and scratchy else!

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    1. ... yes definitely too scratchy and at the moment too cold AND wet!
      Think it is a Common Blue but will keep eyes peeled.
      I'm enjoying the new found skill of enjoying a slow walk looking at everything... just taken 60 years to discover it! :-)

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  3. Don't touch the mole! (Oh we'll, maybe just a little stroke)

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    1. !!! I know!!!! May I be forgiven!!!! :-)

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