Thursday, May 28, 2015

Viceroy at BHCL

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land has two types of vetch:  cow vetch and common vetch.

Cow Vetch

Common Vetch

I learned something really neat on Facebook this week.  Cow Vetch has another common name, Bird Vetch.  And look at a close up of the flower -- it looks like birds (hummingbirds, in my opinion) nectaring along the stem of the plant.  How cool is that?  I am amazed at what I don't see when I look at things.  I am grateful for the other people who possess greater powers of observation and point out these interesting features!

"Bird" Vetch (aka Cow Vetch closeup)

Sulphur Cinquefoil

 Dwarf Cinquefoil

 Common Ringlet on Spotted Cranesbill


 Peck's Skipper on Buttercup


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