Wednesday, 10 July 2013

More pictures of Newport Wetlands wildlife.

One of my favourite paces to walk at the moment. It changes every week in the summer and is always so peaceful.   Always lots of flowers and insects to see.


Caterpillars of peacock butterfly on nettles


Cow Parsley

Cardinal beetle on vetch

Oxford ragwort


Seven spot ladybirds feasting on aphids on thistles

Everlasting pea.

Burnet moth on vetch

Dog rose

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Orchids at Newport Wetlands

So many wild orchids at Newport Wetlands.  These are photos I took 2 weeks ago.  Finding it difficult to identify them as they look very similar so could be variants of the same one.

So many of them all together

The other one I saw was a bee orchid which is quite distinctive and easy to recognise

Below is a marsh helleborine which I saw there in July of last year