Thursday, 22 September 2016

Late summer wildlife

There's a lot of wildlife around the course at present, the ivy bushes are literally buzzing with insect life on sunny afternoons, with large numbers of butterflies, bees and hoverflies taking advantage of this late season nectar source.  Reptiles are enjoying the warm weather and can be seen basking in sunny spots sheltered from any breeze.

There are at least 11 butterflies in this photo, mainly red admirals but there's a peacock and a couple of small coppers too

An adder on the right and grass snake on the left, the first time I've seen them together
Another adder, this one a little larger, in the afternoon sun

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