A member of the daisy family, and yet another introduced species which has escaped to become a weed.
The “pineapple” is tiny flowers bunched closely together.
This clump of poppies were growing on the edge of a cornfield.
These spiders’ webs seemed to be tent-shaped as they held on to drops of the rain which had fallen overnight on the day the pictures were taken.
One of the many native species of longhorn beetles: so called because of their impressive antennae.
This particular species is common, and feeds mainly on nectar, as here.
Almost certainly the descendant of a cultivated foxglove, but this white specimen was nevertheless growing wild.
Various insects feeding on thistle flowers. Notice the huge eyes of the hoverfly.
In contrast, these black beetles are tiny.
A bumblebee bends its body to extract the maximum amount of nectar.
The chestnut tree miner is a moth whose larvae burrow in chestnut trees causing the brown discolouration seen here. The infestation is spreading and now well established in the West Midlands.
A honey bee gathering nectar.
Comma feeding. The ragged trailing edges of the wings are part of the species’ camouflage.
As we get well into summer, wasps begin to get more numerous.
This butterfly was resting and displaying itself to deter possible rivals.