Autumn Flowers, Fruit, and the odd Fly

Elderberries

It was a very autumnal day today, sunny at times but it no longer gets high in the sky and areas in the shade stay damp and cool.  The blackberries are all but over but the elderberries are now purple on the bushes.  Despite the hanging fruit there are still flowers to be seen; there’s nothing unusual about an autumn flowering of many of our hedgerow plants.  Red campion, hedge woundwort, white deadnettle, field scabious and a few others were providing a bit of late season colour.

Field scabious

There were no butterflies to be seen today; a red admiral and small tortoishell were spotted yesterday around the area.  However, a hoverfly was basking in the sun and a few smaller insects were flying around the sunny but sheltered lanes.

Hoverfly (Syrphus sp.)

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One Response to Autumn Flowers, Fruit, and the odd Fly

  1. vivinfrance says:

    Wonderful photographs, specially the hover-fly. Blackberries and elderberries are finished now, and jams and jellies are all made. We’re now into apples and apple cakes!

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