The Cove – The Lots
Sometimes just a short walk, to familiar places, can yield a great deal of diversion and interest. (This was back in October btw)
There are nine species of social wasps resident in Britain; this is one of them, but I can’t identify which.
If it isn’t a Drone Fly, it’s a similar hover-fly, hoping to be mistaken for a Honey Bee.
There are four species of brown Bumblebees in Britain; I think that this is one of those.
Apparently, it’s hard to tell them apart without a microscope, but the most common, and so perhaps the most likely, is Bombus Pascuorum, the Common Carder Bee.
Another hover-fly imitating something with a sting.
Most of these (poorly identified) insects were photographed on a patch of tall daisies with Dandelion like flowers, growing on the rough stony ground at the back of The Cove.
…I’ve always struggled with identifying the myriad different yellow daisies…
…but I thought that with a few photos…
…of flowers, seed-heads and leaves I would be able to track this one down. However, I’ve consulted four different books and numerous websites and whilst I’ve found several plants which almost seem to fit the bill, all of them have some disqualifying feature, or at least that’s what I’ve convinced myself anyway.
“The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.”
Although, in my case, it’s more a case of: the more I try to learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.
Still, I enjoy the trying.