Unidentified specie: (please let me know if you can identify this fly for me by leaving a comment underneath the post.)
Blackberry. Rubus fruticosus
The groundcover of speedwell. Which specie it is I do not know yet. The height of the creeping stems is about 80-100mm. The flowers are between 6 and 8mm.
There are great crops of the berries everywhere. Well they will be in big demand as soon as the snow sets in. (did I hear it right, that this might start as early as next month?
Herb Robert, Geranium robertiatum
I have hardly seen any spiders in my garden, and I am afraid that many were killed by the severe winter we've had. To my surprise and delight, I spotted Garden Spiders everywhere along my route, without searching for their webs. So well done to them; that aspect on its own made my day
Spear Thistle, Cursium vulgare
In the distance is Mount. Gabriel, with the two radar domes on top. making sure that air traffic to and from the Americas don't bump into one another.
Upright Hedge Parsley, Torillis japonica
Ragged Robin, Lychnis flos cuculi.
Most Ragged Robin flowers were well past their sell-by date, yet they were still very popular by all sorts of insects.
This hoverfly has lovely markings in very strange shapes, not at all like the ones I've seen before. So, if you know who or what it is, please leave a comment at the bottom.
Just now, I came upon this website on hoverflies. Looks very interesting. I'll have a look in the morning because it is now 11pm.
A very late Common Honeysuckle, Lorica periclymenum
Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea
And as you enter the village again, the Prickly Sow Thistle, sonchus asper, greets you again.
Grey Heron. Ardea cinerea
hooded Crow, Corvus cornix