Flowers, frogs and damselflies

Allium flower buds, 9 June 2014

9 June 2014 in Groningen province. We hear a chaffinch. We see these Allium (onion relative) flower buds.

Allium flowers, 9 June 2014

Not so far away, later, the same plant species in a more advanced flowering stage.

Greenfinches and spotted flycatchers live here as well. And roe deer, often nibbling on the plants.

This year, young kestrels in the nestbox. Last year, kestrels did not use the box.

Black rampion flowers.

This is a black rampion video.

Dodder-grass, 9 June 2014


Dodder-grass, on 9 June 2014

And more dodder-grass, further on.

Orange hawkweed flowers.

A pheasant flies away.

Many plant species growing together.

Oxeye daisies and other flowers, 9 June 2014

Including oxeye daisies.

And purple salsify; and meadow salsify.

Great burnet, 9 June 2014

And great burnet.

And field cow-wheat flowers.

And meadow clary.

The Pulsatilla‘s flowers are finished already.

Finished composite flowers, 9 June 2014

As are these Asteraceae composite flowers.

Common broomrape, a parasitic plant, is still flowering.

So are harebells. Harebells on Texel island: here.

And field scabious.

Orobanche purpurea is another parasitical plant; a parasite on Achillea here.

Rampion bellflowers.

Small scabious.

Purple toothwort.

Common blue damselflies embrace, 9 June 2014

Two common blue damselflies in heart-shaped embrace. With other individuals, like the single male on the left of this photo, flying past. Like the female blue-tailed damselfly on the right of the photo.

Blue-tailed damselfly female, 9 June 2014

There were more blue-tailed damselflies. Like the female on this photo.

Both common frogs and edible frogs live in the pond. And smooth newts.

Edible frog and marsh horsetails, 9 June 2014

This edible frog is between some of the many marsh horsetail plants.

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