Female gatekeeper, forewings a sea of orange.
Honeybees with troubador hindlegs (something of them expanding to a wide flattened boot) . Sinking their small heart shaped faces into pillows of marshmallow scabious.
Need more work and more exagerration to find the form and feel of the red-tails… quick moving buzz, fuzz of blackness.
Finding two new species for the meadow… a single roesel’s bush cricket… last seen/sketched in Turkey. Given more scrutiny of the skippers I realised that some of them are essex skippers with the dipped in ink undersides to antennae… So three species of skipper on this little scrap of land.