Bird Watching (UK) - - Contents -

Clear­wing moths mimic the colour pattern of wasps as a strat­egy for de­ter­ring preda­tors. Bri­tain has 15 species of clear­wings, all of which fly by day. The smallest – with wings half the length of your lit­tle fin­ger­nail – is Thrift Clear­wing. To see one, search dili­gently among car­pets of candy-pink Thrift atop sea-cliffs in western Bri­tain. MAM­MAL AMIDST JUNE’S BOTAN­I­CAL BOUNTY, I AM PAR­TIC­U­LARLY SMIT­TEN WITH THE PER­FO­RATED PETALS OF RAGGED ROBIN, WHICH THRIVES IN DAMP MEAD­OWS

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