Tag: Blackberry

  • Butterfly Watching

    Butterfly Watching

    Following on from yesterday, it’s not just the bees that are keen on the nectar from the Blackberry flowers – this butterfly spent quite a while on one particular flower. Looking through my butterfly book, I thought maybe this was a Meadow Brown Butterfly…. but none of the pictures in the book show three small spots on the underside…

  • Buzzing Bees on a Blackberry Bush

    Buzzing Bees on a Blackberry Bush

    Although you can buy Blackberry plants from garden centres, they grow readily in the wild: the side of the lane was full of the thorny stems and flowers, with plenty of bees gathering nectar. As I was taking photos, two passers-by stopped to look at the flowers. Commenting to each other on the abundance of “blossom”…