Fly Away Thursday


Seeds of the Thistle are now taking to the air in an attempt to spread themselves far and wide. Airborne seeds surrounded by whiskery wings to catch the smallest of breezes or with extra luck get caught in the feathers of birds or the fur on small mammals.

On the other side of the wood Rosebay Willowherb seed pods have also burst and just like the Thistle are doing their very best to travel far and wide….

A more reluctant ‘flyer’ this morning was this Peacock Butterfly.  Not had that many sightings this year so this was a bonus.

I also suspect that the Buddleia was also a bonus feed.  The cultivated Buddleia seem to be long gone from our garden yet this wild shrub is still full of flower heads and of course nectar for any passing Peacock ….


The summer progresses slowly but very surely into its late stages prior to the arrival of autumn.

Time….like the seeds….takes flight.

20th August

(C) David Oakes 2015