On my way home from work, I paused on our cycle path to see what was about in the rough field that lies North of our main campus buildings.
A little later in the year, there will be 5 spot burnet moths everywhere, forming huge mothy clumps on the flowering teasel. Meadow browns and ringlets also love this area.
At the moment, random clumps of iris have grown, and there are plenty of these emerald green insects on the various flowers. Like little jewels glinting in the sun.
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