Friday 15 July 2022

Life Among the Teasels

 At work, the scrubby land that is bisected by the cycle path, fiefdom of rabbit and goldfinch, now also has its version of the Saguro Cactus of the Wild West - the teasel. 

Looking like a plant grown by Sauron in Mordor, these spiny plants are now in flower, with their almost Jupiter like bands of papery looking purple flowers, and to these the bumblebees swarm, along with the occasional and very flighty small skipper. 

When the wind blows, it makes photography a slightly hit and miss affair, and as you can see if you look, my camera does some slightly odd things to compensate, but here we go!

Wondering where all the burnet moths are this year...there's normally hundreds of them!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 15.07.22


  1. Those first and last photos are spectacular. We didn't realize that teasels carry their colour in bands like that.