Their numbers are increasing, the 5 spot burnet moths are now beginning to crowd the thistleheads, to fight for space on the vivid purple flowers, to blur the air with their scarlet wings.
The most dramatic sights will be when the teasel heads come into flower; they will end up looking like burnet moth tennis balls.
The pollen has affected me for the first time in my life this year - it was irritating before but after going in the badlands yesterday my nose felt like it was full of soda water. Today, after taking benadryl, I haven't been sneezing but my eyes are a bit sore and watery.
It would appear I am one of the many people who are suffering for the first time this year.
All the days of not paying any attention to pollen warnings...will probably continue...as a very outdoors person and cricketer, I'm stuck with it for a few weeks.
Sleeping bags. Looking at sleeping bags for my tent.
BTW what are the pink flowers? Anyone help?
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