Photo of the month
Speckled wood butterflies have brown wings with creamy-yellow spots and a small dark eye spot near the tip of the upper wing. The lower wings have a row of dark brown eye spots. The wingspan is about 50mm.
In early June parts of the cemetery are covered with this pretty white flower. The Ox-Eye daisy is a typical meadow flower; it thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils.
In a part of the Old Parish Cemetery, a small patch of bright colour caught my eye and, getting down on my hands and knees to investigate, I saw what looked like a tiny little orchid.
The fruit of the rose is a berry-like structure called a rose hip. Dialect names for wild rose hips are more extravagant and include "hedge-pedgies", "nippernails", "pixie pears" and "pig's noses".
This grave looks particularly pretty at this time of year with its low to the ground, yellow Evening Primrose flowers. This photograph was taken as the sun was setting.