gatekeepers & carder bees

7035gatekeepers on scabious, common carder on trefoil - allotment bristol - gouache & wax crayon - c.A2

7035 – gatekeepers on scabious, common carder on trefoil – allotment bristol – gouache & wax crayon – c.A2

My working method so far on the allotment has been to look for activity that is likely to be repeating itself. I’d like to have tackled the common blues but there seemed to be only one male around… so back to gatekeepers on scabious and then seeing that the common carder bumblebees were coming to the trefoil below. Working on a larger sheet (A2) to see how that felt, wanting to gradually get more expansive.
One of the sad things of watching a fixed space is noticing how the seasons for different species turnover…no more skippers or ringlets for this year (in their adult form)….