allotment meadow

azure damselfly - allotment bristol - wax crayon - 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

azure damselfly – allotment bristol – wax crayon – 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

Morning sketching on the allotment meadow taking advantage of a gap in the rain. One or two Burnet moths emerging, several caterpillars seen over the past few weeks, I’ve only spotted a single cocoon.

common carder bumble on clover , 6 spot burnet on plantain - allotment bristol - wax crayon - 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

common carder bumble on clover , 6 spot burnet on plantain – allotment bristol – wax crayon – 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

The meadow is giving huge pleasure now, I planted thyme into the large anthill next to the makeshift bench up there and now only the top is bare. Lots of bee activity.

buff & red tailed bumblebees on thyme - allotment bristol - wax crayon - 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

buff & red tailed bumblebees on thyme – allotment bristol – wax crayon – 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

On the oxeye daisies several beetle species including the 2 sketched here.

 allotment bristol - wax crayon - 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)

fat thighed flower beetle, yellow & black longhorn beetle on oxeye daisies – allotment bristol – wax crayon – 29.7 x 42 cms (A3)