When August arrives it seems like the beginning of the end.
Many plants are done with flowers and getting on with the serious business of seeds.
Acorns are forming on the oaks
and the hazel nuts seem to be heading for a bumper year
But there is still a lot of colour around the meadow. Harebells just seem to go on and on with the flowers always looking pristine
and Honeysuckle continues to thread through the hedges
The Meadow Vetchling
and Birdsfoot Trefoil
add yellow flashes to the meadow which is now predominantly russet in hue
Insects continue to be attracted including this Small White
and Oedemera nobilis – the Swollen-thighed Beetle
The white Buddleia, that attracted so many butterflies, also draws a Yellow Underwing