Brown Argus butterflyNicola photographed this Brown Argus feeding on a cornflower on 26 August. The caterpillar of this species has an unusual relationship with ants. As it grows, it produces a secretion that is irresistible to them, and when it turns into a chrysalis they will carry it away and bury it underground. There is no shortage of ants on the Trap Grounds. One of the ant heaps has proved irresistible to a fox, which has been poking deep inside it for sustenance. And so the cycle of life goes on ...
|Brown Argus (female?), Trap Grounds, 26.08.2019, Nicola Devine|
And speaking of foxes, on visits to the Trap Grounds do you ever get the feeling that you are being watched?
|Trap Grounds fox (Nicola Devine, 29 August 2019),|