I spent a couple of hours around my local nature reserve this morning. There is a definite feel of autumn in the air now. Here are some of the things I saw whilst wandering.
This Bumble Bee below Bombus pascuorum (according to one of my insect books) is probably one of the most cuddly looking bugs there is! (in my opinion) (-:It favours rough old pasture and builds its nest in low vegetation or just below the soil and is one of the last Bumble Bees to be seen in autumn.This is one very sweet bee! (feeding on water mint by the way).The Purple Loosetrife is nearly over, but I saw these wayward wands waving in the slight breeze.I've put this very tatty Small Copper in specially for Pix at Rural Rambles as she has a thing for these slightly worn butterflies. Enjoy Pix! (-: