Nobody wants to be common do they?
It's not a compliment, is it, to be told that you are common or to be taxonomised as common?
I suppose the female common blue might occasionally seem a bit drown and drab on top, although the blue sheen amongst the earthy hues on the upper wing belies that a bit, but down below they look like they've been decorated by the world's most delicate miniatures artist.
Nothing common about that at all, certainly compared to me in my work uniform!
My little wildflower meadow has had a few ox-eye daisies appear to go with the pretty yellow semi-carpet of birds foot trefoil. The bees, especially the red tailed bumbles, love the trefoil, so the meadow is far from a total failure but it hasn't worked as it should.
Also seen - tiny baby bunnies!
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