Saturday, 21 August 2010

Rosebay





There is one little plot of flowers on YSP (in the nature reserve, by the lake) that i love going to as it always has loads of bees, butterflies, hoverflies, wasps, flies etc feeding on the plants there.*

The Rosebay Chamerion angustifolium is such a striking plant - and one to flower later in summer. The bees love it.
I've collected and pressed a couple of specimens too.
Now it's going to seed, which are all fluffy and drift along on the breeze, catching the sunlight.

The photo of me looking for bees is by Charles Quick.
*See also blog entry Meadowsweet (July) - it's all on the same little plot.

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