For some reason it seemed that the road verges of the Cotswolds were extra floriferous this year. I had to stop on my way home from work at The Cotswold Wildlife Park one evening to take photos of thistles; there was a party going on in each one.

For some reason it seemed that the road verges of the Cotswolds were extra floriferous this year. I had to stop on my way home from work at The Cotswold Wildlife Park one evening to take photos of thistles; there was a party going on in each one.

A glorious, still day in June - just right for damselflies laying their eggs in the pond. I was a volunteer at Hidcote while studying horticulture, years ago, and have enjoyed watching the garden come to life again after a major injection of funds and work.

A glorious, still day in June - just right for damselflies laying their eggs in the pond. I was a volunteer at Hidcote while studying horticulture, years ago, and have enjoyed watching the garden come to life again after a major injection of funds and work.

Burnet moth on knapweed/Zygaena filipendulae on Centaurea nigra

Burnet moth on knapweed/Zygaena filipendulae on Centaurea nigra

Ichneumon wasp on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'.  V stately flier.

Harriet Rycroft on

Ichneumon wasp on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'. V stately flier.

Livingstone's Tsetse fly.   Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Livingstone's Tsetse fly. Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Red Admiral on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'    Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Red Admiral on Aster x frikartii 'Monch' Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Greenbottle on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Greenbottle on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

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