Butterfly Farm: chase

Butterfly Farm: chase

Stratford on Avon Tropical Butterfly Farm: one of the butterflies persistently chasing another. Perhaps they are very distinct female and male forms of the same species, with some energetic courtship happening. Or it could be an insect trying to defend its territory against incursions from a member of another species, with more vigour than success.

Blewits on woodland floor

Blewits on woodland floor

Blewits, mushrooms which can still be spotted growing into the winter, and a favourite with wild food enthusiasts. When young, they have a faint colour which some guidebooks decribe as blueish – it looks more lilac to me. These may have been wood blewits, as they were on woodland floor.