Pollinators unite

DAY 85 (29 JUNE) – Scottish thistle (Cirsium vulgare) (Farnham)

I’m sure I’ll repeat this as the summer progresses: just green, green, green everywhere. Except of course cultivated gardens. So I spotted this pinky-purple today on the end of a Scottish thistle in the water meadows. Love the woven threads across the flower head.

I laughed when I read this about it in Wikipedia “rated top 10 for nectar production in UK Plants survey which is supported by the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative”. I pictured a committee of bees, butterflies and moths sitting around an oval table each holding one leg or wing up in agreement.

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